Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language
1974·London / New York
by Searle, John R.
vi, 203 pp. "How do words relate to the world? How is it possible that when a speaker stands before a hearer and emits an acoustic blast such remarkable things occur as: the speaker means something; the sounds he emits mean something; the hearer understands what is meant; the speaker makes a statement, asks a question, or gives an order?... What is the difference between saying something and meaning it and saying it without meaning it?... What is the relation between what I mean when I say something and what it means whether anybody says it or not? How do words stand for things? What is the difference between a meaningful string of words and a meaningless one? What is it for something to be true? or false? Such questions form the subject matter of the philosophy of language."Keywords: LANGUAGE SPEECH PHILOSOPHY Inked address label on front endpaper, cover toned, spine creased, edges rubbed. London / New York: Cambridge University Press, 1974. Good/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2195255)
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