© 1994

Language, Mind, and Art

Essays in Appreciation and Analysis, in Honor of Paul Ziff

  • Dale Jamieson

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 240)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Benacerraf
    Pages 1-7
  3. Zeno Vendler
    Pages 9-21
  4. Jay F. Rosenberg
    Pages 23-37
  5. Thomas E. Patton
    Pages 39-53
  6. Rita Nolan
    Pages 69-81
  7. Peter Alexander
    Pages 83-99
  8. Douglas C. Long
    Pages 101-119
  9. Dale Jamieson
    Pages 121-129
  10. Douglas Dempster
    Pages 143-157
  11. Joseph S. Ullian
    Pages 159-168
  12. Douglas F. Stalker
    Pages 169-185
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 199-220

About this book


This book is a collection of essays in honor of Paul Ziff written by his col­ leagues, students, and friends. Many of the authors address topics that Ziff has discussed in his writings: understanding, rules and regularities, proper names, the feelings of machines, expression, and aesthetic experience. Paul Ziff began his professional career as an artist, went on to study painting with J. M. Hanson at Cornell, and then studied for the Ph. D. in philosophy, also at Cornell, with Max Black. Over the next three decades he produced a series of remarkable papers in philosophy of art, culminating in 1984 with the publica­ tion of Antiaesthetics: An Appreciation of the Cow with the Subtile Nose. In 1960 he published Semantic Analysis, his masterwork in philosophy of lan­ guage. Throughout his career he made important contributions to philosophy of mind in such papers as "The Simplicity of Other Minds" (1965) and "About Behaviourism" (1958). In addition to his work in these areas, his lec­ tures at Harvard on philosophy of religion are an underground classic; and throughout his career he has continued to make art and to search for the meaning of life in the properties of prime numbers. Although his interests are wide and deep, questions about language, art, and mind have dominated his philosophical work, and it is problems in these areas that provide the topics of most of the essays in this volume.


15th century Africa Paul Ziff aesthetics art culture experience language mind morality oral discourse philosophy philosophy of language reason structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Dale Jamieson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language, Mind, and Art
  • Book Subtitle Essays in Appreciation and Analysis, in Honor of Paul Ziff
  • Editors D. Jamieson
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2810-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4391-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8313-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 220
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    Philosophy of Mind
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