Language and Reality - The Philosophy of Language and the Principles of Symbolism

By: Urban, Wilbur Marshall

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Previous owner's signature. Some tidy pencil marginalia and underliing. Overall a nice copy of this title. ; First printing. 755, [1] pages + [4] pages advertisements. Red cloth boards with gilt on spine. Page dimensions: 214 x 133mm. "'Language and Reality' deals with the problems of language and symbolism which have been in the forefront of philosophical discussion in recent years. It includes two parts, entitled the 'Philosophy of Language' and the 'Principles of Symbolism'. In the solution of the problems, the bearing of linguistic science on debatable points has been studied and the role of Symbolism in the various fields of science, art and religion examined. An attempt is made to formulate a general theory of Symbolism. The central thesis of the book is that problems of knowledge and truth are inseparable from problems of language. The main argument thus revolves about the treatment of two themes: the notions of communication and intelligibility. All knowledge, including what we know as science, is, in the last analysis, discourse, and the conditions of intelligible communication thus become the basal problem of any philosophy." - from dust-jacket blurb. (This copy lacking the dust-jacket.) Series title: Library of Philosophy.

Title: Language and Reality - The Philosophy of Language and the Principles of Symbolism

Author Name: Urban, Wilbur Marshall

Categories: Philosophy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: (1939)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 22260