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Philosophy and Grammar

Papers on the Occasion of the Quincentennial of Uppsala University

  • Stig Kanger
  • Sven Ōhman

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Georg Henrik von Wright
    Pages 1-16
  3. W. V. Quine
    Pages 17-28
  4. Dafinn Føllesdal
    Pages 29-35
  5. Jaakko Hintikka
    Pages 37-57
  6. Davis Lewis
    Pages 79-100
  7. James D. McCawley
    Pages 101-118
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-164

About this book


Among the several dozens of symposia held on the occasion of the quincentennial of U ppsala University, there was included one symposium devoted to the theme of 'Philosophy and Grammar'. A selection of the most important papers delivered at this symposium have been collected in this volume. The papers need no introduction, but the inclusion of two of them in this collection requires a brief comment. First, the paper by von Wright, although not directly concerned with the central topic of the symposium, has been included because it was the terminating speech of the six parallel symposia (including the symposium on 'Philosophy and Grammar') held by the Humanities Faculty and moreover, because the raison d'etre of the Humanities is analyzed in this paper by a very prominent Swedish-speaking philosopher. Second, Professor Hintikka was unable to participate. In view of his expertise in the field, we nevertheless requested him to contribute a paper, so to speak, post factum. This he very generously did. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all who participated and/or helped to carry the sessions through to a successful conclusion. We also wish to extend a special thanks to Professor Roman lakobson of Harvard University, who assumed the responsibility of General Chairman of the symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stig Kanger
    • 1
  • Sven Ōhman
    • 1
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy and Grammar
  • Book Subtitle Papers on the Occasion of the Quincentennial of Uppsala University
  • Editors S. Kanger
    Sven Öhman
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1091-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9014-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9012-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 165
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
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