The Theory of Descriptions

Russell and the Philosophy of Language

  • Graham Stevens

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Graham Stevens
    Pages 1-8
  3. Graham Stevens
    Pages 9-44
  4. Graham Stevens
    Pages 45-72
  5. Graham Stevens
    Pages 93-116
  6. Graham Stevens
    Pages 117-139
  7. Graham Stevens
    Pages 140-167
  8. Graham Stevens
    Pages 168-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-197

About this book


The book combines a historical and philosophical study of Russell's theory of descriptions. It defends, develops and extends the theory as a contribution to natural language semantics while also arguing for a reassessment of the important of linguistic inquiry to Russell's philosophical project.


Bertrand Russell language philosophy philosophy of language semantic semantics

Authors and affiliations

  • Graham Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29936-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-34319-1
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