Language in Focus: Foundations, Methods and Systems

Essays in Memory of Yehoshua Bar-Hillel

  • Asa Kasher

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Reference and Predication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alfred J. Ayer
      Pages 3-24
    3. P. T. Geach
      Pages 25-39
    4. Fred Sommers
      Pages 41-53
    5. Eric Walther, Eddy M. Zemach
      Pages 55-74
  3. Truth and Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Robert L. Martin, Peter W. Woodruff
      Pages 113-117
    3. Richmond H. Thomason
      Pages 119-138
    4. Hans G. Herzberger
      Pages 139-164
    5. Jerrold J. Katz
      Pages 165-175
  4. Pragmatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Robert C. Stalnaker
      Pages 179-196
    3. Asa Kasher
      Pages 197-216
  5. Methodological Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. L. Jonathan Cohen
      Pages 359-376
    3. Helmut Schnelle
      Pages 377-404
  6. Language Varieties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Manfred Bierwisch
      Pages 407-456
    3. Avishai Margalit
      Pages 457-471
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 473-484
  7. Formalizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Franz Von Kutschera
      Pages 487-501
    3. Dov M. Gabbay
      Pages 569-583
  8. Points of View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Marcelo Dascal
      Pages 587-625
    3. Irving M. Copi
      Pages 627-639
    4. Roland Posner
      Pages 641-660
    5. Gershon Weiler
      Pages 661-674
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 675-685

About this book


Yehoshua Bar-Hillel (1915-1975) was one of the leading intellectuals of Israel and of the world. His work ranged over mathematics, applied logic, communication theory, analytic philosophy, philosophy of science, and linguistics. Creative, patient, attentive, and critical, Bar-Hillel was a superb philosopher. In addition, how humane he was may be learned from the memorial tributes to him which initiate this volume. Bar-Hillel was born in Vienna, and came to Israel, then Palestine, in 1933. He took his M. A. (1938) and Ph. D. (1949) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where his subsequent career continued, as Research Fellow (1949-53), Senior Lecturer in Philosophy (1953-58), Associate Professor of Philosophy (1958-61), and Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Sci­ ence (1961-75). He was often abroad as visiting professor (Berkeley, 1960- 61; Michigan, 1965; La Jolla, 1966-67; Konstanz, 1971; Berlin, 1972), or as a research scholar, notably at the M. lT. Research Laboratory for Elec­ tronics during the early 1950's. Bar-Hillel was the Secretary and guiding spirit of the Organizing Committee for the 3rd International Congress for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, held in Jerusalem in 1964. During 1966-68, he was President of the Division of Logic, Method ology and Philosophy of SCience of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, and in 1967 President of the International Union. From 1963 he was a Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Asa Kasher
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0645-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1876-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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