Presents the author's vision of philosophy of language. Explaining the progress philosophers have made toward creating a theoretical framework for the study of language, this book investigates foundational concepts - such as truth, reference, and meaning - that are central to the philosophy of language and important to philosophy as a whole.
Scott Soames is professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. His many books include What Is Meaning? , Philosophical Essays , Reference and Description , and Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century (all Princeton).