This book, originally published in 1963 provides a sample of the criticisms of philosophers on the course of linguistic philosophy. A chronological ordr is followed, with work ranging from that of traditionalist thinkers to second thoughts about linguistic philosophy on the part of writers who have been influenced by the movement.
Table of Contents
1. Clarity is Not Enough H. H. Price 2. Two Lectures on the Nature of Philosophy C. D. Broad 3. The Philosophy of Analysis Brand Blanshard 4. Two Dogmas of Empricism W. V. O. Quine 5. Are Necessary Truths True by Convention? William Kneale 6. The Linguistic theory of a Priori Propositions A. C. Ewing 7. Language and Reality Max Black 8 The Appeal to Ordinary Language Peter Heath 9. Misleading Analyses Errol E. Harris 10. Common-sense Propositions and Philosophical Paradoxes C. A. Campbell 11. Ordinary Language and Perception W. F. R. Hardie 12. Polar Concepts and Metaphysical Arguments C. K. Grant 13. Ryle on the Intellect C. A. Campbell 14. Professor Ryle’s Attack on Dualism A. C. Ewing 15. Recommendation Regarding the Language of Introspection J. N. Findlay 16. The Analogy of Feeling Stuart Hampshire 17. Mind and Body. Some Observations on Mr. Strawson’s Views H. D. Lewis 18. Philosophy and Language A. J. Ayer 19. Use, Usage and Meaning J. N. Findlay