31 October 1996
Show More Wittgenstein’s Place in 20th-Century Analytic Philosophy by P.M.S. Hacker.
Blackwell, 368 pp., £50, October 1996, 0 631 20098 3Show More
Wittgenstein: Mind and Will, Vol. IV of an Analytical Commentary on the ‘Philosophical Investigations’ by P.M.S. Hacker.
Blackwell, 742 pp., £90, August 1996, 0 631 18739 1Show More
“... philosopher, Donald Davidson, to construct a general, truth-functional-theory of meaning for natural languages. His chief target, however, is not Davidson himself, but his erstwhile teacher, W.V.Quine, whose ‘philosophy, if correct, brings analytic philosophy as depicted in this book to an end, for the conception that informs analytic philosophy (and has informed it since the Twenties) is ...”