History, Science and the Limits of Language

History, Science and the Limits of Language

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Author: Roy Harris
Publisher: Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 87
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179860353


History, Science and the Limits of Language-An Integrationist Approach with four papers-The Language of History and the Language of Science; The Origins of Mathematics; Communication by Numbers; and Language Unlimited by Professor Roy Harris of the university of oxford presents a veritable epistemological cut in the philosophy of language in the western tradition since the Greeks.

The language of history and the language of science are both beset by well-known semantic problems and the author proposes to examine them from the theoretical perspective of international linguistics. It rejects the assumption, shared by many historians and many scientists, the linguistic communication, whether in straightforward English prose or in the symbolic notation of the laboratory, is based on shared public knowledge of the words and symbols used.



The Language of History and the Language of Science

The Origins of Mathematics

Communication by Numbers

Language Unlimited?