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The Unity of Linguistic Meaning


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Preface 1: Thoughts, sentences, and unities 2: The unity problem(s) 3: The priority thesis: judgement over naming 4: The reign of disunity 5: Syntax and the creation of objects: towards an explanation of unity 6: Clarification and defence 7: The linguistic status of Merge Bibliography Index

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John Collins is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. He has published widely in the philosophies of language and mind, and has a special interest in generative linguistics, the concepts of truth and meaning, and early analytical philosophy. He is the author of numerous articles in leading journals and Chomsky: A Guide for the Perplexed (2008).


`a remarkably original book that manages to develop a genuinely novel perspective on one of the most venerable and fundamental problems of philosophy. ' Wolfram Hinzen and Ulrich Reichard, Mind `The so-called "problem of the unity of the proposition" has received much renewed interest recently. . . . John Collins sheds some interesting new light on the problem and proposes an original solution that draws on the lessons from early analytic philosophers, contemporary philosophy of language, and linguistics. . . . I am sure that Collins's book will prove to be a valuable resource. ' Katarina Perovic, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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