Dialectical Theory of Meaning

  • Mihailo Marković

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-27
  3. Epistemological Foundations of the Dialectical Theory of Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
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      Pages 43-90
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      Pages 91-107
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      Pages 108-130
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      Pages 131-167
  4. Analysis of Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Mihailo Marković
      Pages 171-178
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      Pages 179-187
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      Pages 188-260
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      Pages 261-318
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      Pages 319-328
  5. Meaning and Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Mihailo Marković
      Pages 331-362
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 396-399

About this book


This prize monograph was a pioneering work among Marxist philosophers, East and West, twenty-five years ago. To our mind, the work would have been received with respect and pleasure by philosophers of many viewpoints if it had been known abroad then. Now, revised for this English-language editiJn by our dear and honored colleague Mihailo Markovic, it is still admirable, still the insightful and stimulating accomplishment of a pioneering philosophical and scientific mind, still resonating to the three themes of technical mastery, humane purpose, political critique. Markovic has always worked with the scientific and the humanist disci­ plines inseparably, a faithful as well as a creative man oflate twentieth century thOUght. Reasoning is to be studied as any other object of investigation would be: empirically, theoretically, psychologically, historically, imaginatively. But the entry is often through the study of meaning, in language and in life. In his splendid guide into the work before us, his Introduction, Markovic shows his remarkable ability as the teacher, motivating, clarifying, sketching the whole, illuminating the detail, Critically situating the problem within a practical understanding of the tool oflanguage.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Mihailo Marković
    • 1
  1. 1.Universities of Belgrade and PennsylvaniaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6258-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6256-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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