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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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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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Additional Information: Midwest Studies in Philosophy volume 25 is entitled "Figurative language" and was edited by P. French and H. Wettstein
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2005
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