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    Meaning and uselessness: how to think about derogatory words

    Hornsby, Jennifer (2001) Meaning and uselessness: how to think about derogatory words. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 25 (1), pp. 128-141. ISSN 0363-6550.

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    Abstract

    Williams explains why there might have been some point to a linguistic approach in ethics. I suggest that there might be some point to paying attention to an ethical dimension in philosophy of language. I shall consider words that I label ‘derogatory’, and questions they raise about linguistic meaning.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Midwest Studies in Philosophy volume 25 is entitled "Figurative language" and was edited by P. French and H. Wettstein
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2005
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/154

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