Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud


Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

  • Title: Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays
  • Author: Barry Stroud
  • ISBN: 9780198250340
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover



Meaning, Understanding, and Practice is a selection of the most notable essays of leading contemporary philosopher Barry Stroud on a set of topics central to analytic philosophy In this collection, Stroud offers penetrating studies of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought Throughout he asks how much can be expected from a philosophical accoMeaning, Understanding, and Practice is a selection of the most notable essays of leading contemporary philosopher Barry Stroud on a set of topics central to analytic philosophy In this collection, Stroud offers penetrating studies of meaning, understanding, necessity, and the intentionality of thought Throughout he asks how much can be expected from a philosophical account of one s understanding of the meaning of something, and questions whether such an account can succeed without implying that the person understands many other things as well Most of the essays work with ideas derived from Wittgenstein, and five of the essays focus specifically on Wittgenstein s philosophy Stroud s helpful introduction draws out the recurring themes he pursues and explains how his ideas and aims have developed over the years.


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Stroud is an exceptionally clear and engaging thinker and writer. In these essays he treats of just a few themes, but they are far reaching and the implications of the conclusions certain philosophers have drawn over the years has been significant. Stroud visits and revisits the concept of meaning, how intimately it is tied to practice (act, custom, use), and the ways in which it is related to our coming to understand something. He comes at these issues from a variety of angles, many of which st [...]


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