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Must We Mean What We Say?
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  • Page extent: 408 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.568 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521529198 | ISBN-10: 0521529190)

Reissued with an additional preface to sit alongside the volume on Stanley Cavell in Contemporary Philosophy in Focus this famous collection of essays covers a remarkably wide range of philosophical issues (there are essays on Wittgenstein, Austin, Kierkegaard, and the philosophy of language) and extends beyond philosophy into discussions of music and drama.

• Reissued with an additional preface • The essays are wide-ranging • An interdisciplinary scope, ranging from philosophy to music and drama


1. Must we mean what we say?; 2. The availability of Wittgenstein's later philosophy; 3. Aesthetic problems of modern philosophy; 4. Austin at criticism; 5. Ending the waiting game: A reading of Beckett's Endgame; 6. Kierkegaard's On Authority and Revelation; 7. Music discomposed; 8. A matter of meaning it; 9. Knowing and acknowledging; 10. The avoidance of love: A reading of King Lear.

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