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Language, Ontology and Realism

Lolita Makeeva 
Higher School of Economics Publishing House, 2011
In Russian
Number of pages: 312
ISBN: 978-5-7598-0802-2

The book deals with revealing the specifics of realism as represented in the analytical philosophy of the 20th century. The problem of realism is investigated in the context of the ontological approach, which is based on an analysis of the structure of language we are using to talk about reality. It traces the evolution of ideas leading of analytic philosophers (Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, W.V.O. Quine, P. F. Strawson, Donald Davidson, and others) about the relations between language and reality. The concepts of Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam about the nature of the analytical realism are analyzed and compared.

The edition is for philosophers, historians of philosophy and culture, all who are interested in the development of metaphysics in the 20th century. The book may be useful for students of modern philosophy, as well experts researching key ontological and metaphysical problems of modern philosophy.

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