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Theology within the Bounds of Language
Theology within the Bounds of Language (January 2011)
A Methodological Tour
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the use of language in Christian theology.

In this wide-ranging work, Garth L. Hallett offers a guided tour through fundamental issues regarding the use of language in theology. His preliminary discussions—on language and thought, language and truth, the authority of language, making sense, the relationship between sense and possibility—prepare linguistic reflection on such topics as inferenc...(Read More)
 
 
Linguistic Philosophy
Linguistic Philosophy (March 2008)
The Central Story
Garth L. Hallett - Author

Explores the role language plays in the relationship between reality and utterance.

How much authority should language, the medium of communication, be accorded as a determinant of truth and therefore of what we say? Garth L. Hallett argues that, although never explicitly debated, this is the most significant issue of linguistic philosophy. Here, for the first time, he traces the issue’s story. Starting with r...(Read More)
 
 
Essentialism
Essentialism (October 1991)
A Wittgensteinian Critique
Garth L. Hallett - Author

"This book develops Wittgenstein's account of language, and uses it to criticize a number of current philosophers and their writings. Wittgenstein argued that the act of our using a single expression to label a number of different things is no evidence that these things possess a single essence. Hallett identifies a number of current essentialists, and argues that they have simply misunderstood the workings of language. He provides an explanation...(Read More)
 
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