The Metaphysics of Meaning
Hardcover $35.00 S
Paperback $29.95 X £24.00




Jerrold J. Katz offers a radical reappraisal of the "linguistic turn" in twentieth-century philosophy. He shows that the naturalism that emerged to become the dominant philosophical position was never adequately proved. Katz critiques the major arguments for contemporary naturalism and develops a new conception of the naturalistic fallacy. This conception, inspired by Moore, explains why attempts to naturalize linguistics and logic, and perhaps ethics, will fail. He offers a Platonist view of such disciplines, justifying it as the best explanation of their autonomy, their objectivity, and their normativity.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262111515 372 pp. | 6 in x 9 in


$29.95 X | £24.00 ISBN: 9780262610827 372 pp. | 6 in x 9 in