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This is a list of links, or pages containing links, to articles and books on the Philosophy of Language. Please let me know if there are broken links or if you know of additional online papers in Philosophy of Language. email

09/16/2009 10:02 AM--last update.


  1. Sprachlogik. A Philosophy of Language and Logic Blog by Tristan Haze.
  2. A selection of papers by Mitchell S. Green. (Large collection posted on his website--scroll down for the links.)

  3. A selection of papers by Stephen Schiffer. (Large collection posted on his website.)

  4. A selection of papers by John Perry. (A very large selection posted on his website.)

  5. Comparing Frege and Russell Kent Bach draws attention to several distinctions between the views of Frege and Russell in this short article.

  6. Outline of the Private Language Argument By Philip Thonemann.

  7. Private language Entry from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

  8. Wittgenstein on Private Language and Private Mental Objects A brief outline by Dale Jacquette.

  9. Wittgenstein sans The Private Language Argument Stephen Thornton argues that the private language argument is less important to Wittgenstein's broad conclusions in the Investigations than is commonly taken to be the case.

  10. Wittgenstein's `Private Language' Argument Undergraduate essay by Roger Bishop Jones commenting upon the PLA by attention to sections 243 to 264.

  11. Critical Thinking and the Realism/Anti-realism Debate Article by Soraj Hongladarom.

  12. Introduction to Semantics Introductory article by Richard Spencer-Smith which explains Frege's distinction between sense and reference

  13. Propositional Attitude Reports Explores semantic accounts of propositional attitude reports, and some of the theories developed to deal with Frege's puzzle. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Thomas J. McKay.

  14. A Puzzle about Belief Reports By Kent Bach.

  15. logical constructions Bertrand Russell referred to several different definitions and philosophical analyses as providing "logical constructions" of certain entities and expressions. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Bernard Linsky.

  16. Logical Form Introduction to logical form, surface and deep meaning. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Paul M. Pietroski.

  17. Structured Propositions To say that propositions are structured is to say that they are complex entities, entities having parts or constituents. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Jeffrey C. King.

  18. Tips on Translating English into First-Order Logic An introductory guide by Peter Suber.

  19. Two Types of Philosophical Analysis Article by Arkadiusz Gut, presented at the 20th World Congress in Philosophy.

  20. Existence and Propositional Attitudes: A Fregean Analysis by Leila Haaparanta

  21. Aspects of a Theory of Singular Reference William Greenberg's 1982 UCLA dissertation.

  22. "The Paradox of Identity" by William Greenberg. Frege's problem is approached from the standpoint of an ontology of structured individuals.

  23. On Naming and Possibility in Kripke and in the Tractatus Article by Marķa Cerezo, presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy.

  24. On the Model Theory of Knowledge An essay by John McCarthy on the use of model theory, with a bias towards knowledge representation. Strong on Kripke models.

  25. The Reference of Theoretical Terms Article by Renate Duerr, presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy.

  26. Singular Propositions Singular propositions (also called `Russellian propositions') are propositions that are about a particular object or individual in virtue of having the object or individual as a constituent of the proposition. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by G. W. Fitch.

  27. The Theory of Abstract Objects Web resource provided by Edward Zalta, centering upon his `Principia Metaphysica', a general calculus for the expression of theories of abstract objects. Includes a tutorial section.

  28. A Unified Theory of Names Article by John Justice, presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy.

  29. Speech Acts Entry for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, by Kent Bach.

  30. History of Speech Act Theory Survey article by Barry Smith, 1990.

  31. Performative-Constative Revisited: The Genetics of Austin's Theory of Speech Acts Article by Richard van Oort, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine.

  32. Conditions on Understanding Language Article by Ernest Lepore. Discusses the nature of language competence.

  33. Philosophy of Language in Classical China Historical overview by Chad Hansen of interpretations of language in the major schools of philosophical thought in classical China (up to the Han dynasty).

  34. Philosophy of Language, World Congress Papers Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, held at Boston University in 1998. Archive of contributed papers in the subject area of Philosophy of Language. Provided by The Paideia Archive.

  35. Review of Michael Beaney's `Frege: Making Sense' By Mitchell Green, to appear in Mind.

  36. Kripkenstein: Rule and Indeterminacy By Xin Sheen Liu, of Syracuse University, presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy. Comparative approach, covering indeterminacy theses of Kripke, Wittgenstein and Quine.

  37. Understanding Quine's Theses of Indetermincy By Nick Bostrom.

  38. David Chalmer's List his online papers.

  39. Names and Rigid Designation, By John Stanley

  40. Henry Laycock's Home Page. (Contains links to a several papers--at least two of which are in Philosophy of Language.)