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The Spell of Linguistic Philosophy [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In this program, world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee and Bernard Williams of Cambridge University discuss linguistic philosophy-an offshoot of logical positivism-which argues that sentences can have no meaning beyond that which humans give them because language is a human invention.
Release Date
1977
Run Time
46 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Contemporary Philosophy
Modern Philosophy (Princeton, N.J.)
Contents
  • Introduction: Linguistic Philosophers (2:08)
  • Two Foundational Books (1:16)
  • Contrast of Linguistic Philosophy and Logical Positivism (3:20)
  • Distinction Between Linguistic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language (3:42)
  • Promises and Problems of Linguistic Philosophy (3:44)
  • Appeal of Linguistic Analysis (4:47)
  • Precise Use of Language (1:46)
  • Pros and Cons of Clarity (5:53)
  • Shortcomings of Linguistic Analysis (3:52)
  • Revolutionary Fervor (2:46)
  • Legacy of Past Philosophers (1:40)
  • Philosophical Foolery? (6:02)
  • Applications of Linguistic Philosophy (3:21)
  • Credits: The Spell of Linguistic Philosophy (7309) (0:28)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1977.
Publisher no.
  • 7302s Films Media Group
  • 7309 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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