Review of Millikan, Ruth Garrett, Language: A Biological Model [Book Review]

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (5) (2006)
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Abstract

Ruth Mil­likan is one of the most inter­est­ing and influ­en­tial philoso­phers alive. Her work is also hard to pen­e­trate. In this review, I try to present and assess her work on the nature of lan­guage, which is col­lected in this anthol­ogy. I also crit­i­cize her analy­sis of “nat­ural con­ven­tion” as well as her dis­cus­sion of illo­cu­tion­ary acts.

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Brian Epstein
Tufts University

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