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Meaning and uselessness: how to think about derogatory words

By Jennifer Hornsby

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

Topics: phil
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:154

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