Definition in Theory and Practice

Definition in Theory and Practice

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The long history of conflicting assumptions about the way language functions has engaged the minds of some of the most eminent thinkers in the Western tradition. This text explores the problem of definition, focusing in particular on two areas where this difficulty has arisen in a particularly acute form: lexicography and the law.In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, he maintains that a#39;the defining of words . . . is nothing but declaring their significationa#39;, and more specifically, a#39; nothing but ... (Examples are beauty, gratitude, a man, an army, and the universe. )anbsp;...

Title:Definition in Theory and Practice
Author:Roy Harris, Christopher Hutton
Publisher:A&C Black - 2007-07-24


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