Words and Things: An Examination of, and an Attack on, Linguistic Philosophy, A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Words and Things

An Examination of, and an Attack on, Linguistic Philosophy, A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition

By Ernest Gellner

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392 pages

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When Ernest Gellner was his early thirties, he took it upon himself to challenge the prevailing philosophical orthodoxy of the day, Linguistic Philosophy. Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual map.

The first determined attempt to state the premises and operational rules of the movement, Words and Things remains philosophy's most devastating attack on a conventional wisdom to this day.

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'I find myself in very close agreement with Mr. Gellner's doctrines as set forth in this book.' - Bertrand Russell

About the Author

Ernest Gellner (1925 - 1995) A Central European émigré who made his home in England, Gellner was famed for constructing academic theories on linguistic philosophy and nationalism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PSY020000
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology