Essays on Definition

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This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal mainly with theoretical issues but they also consider the practice of defining and therefore serve as background to all manner of studies in terminology. In addition they form a useful complement to the better known discussions of definitions in lexicography.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
Introduction: Defining Definition
Alain Rey
1–14
Plato
15–23
Aristotle
25–89
Isidoro of Seville
91–94
Blaise Pascal
95–117
Benedict de Spinoza
119–123
John Locke
125–143
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
145–158
George Berkeley
159–161
Immanuel Kant
163–171
John Stuart Mill
173–190
Heinrich Rickert
191–249
References
251–254
Name Index
255–256
“Juan Sager’s selective collection of excerpts shows the philosophical roots of contemporary (linguistic) theory of Definition, as well as the intellectual context from which deeply rooted current typologies of definition originated. His eclectic approach raises historically founded questions about the vividness of definitional theory for the philosophy of natural language, cognitive science and pragmatics.”
“The selected texts make for very interesting reading, precisely because they remind us once again of exactly how reductionistic current theoretical views of definitions are in nature once you isolate them from the philosophic traditions from which they have emerged.”
“Sager gives the floor to indispensable authors on the debate around definition, and these readings (or rereadings) are not only desirable, they are necessary.”
“El libro de Juan C. Sager cubre un vacío histórico que convenía llenar rescatando de los textos orginales de los filósofos las ideas fundamentales que han nutrido y siguen nutriendo la mayoría de los libros léxico, lexicografia, terminologica y semántica.”
“C'est un ouvrage convaincant et bien documenté avec une importante bibliographie des plus utiles. Nous aimerions en recommender la lecture parce qu'il ouvre d'intéressantes perspectives á tous les traducteurs, terminologues et linguistes, ainsi qu'au étudiants [...].”
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Subjects

Linguistics

Semantics

Philosophy

Philosophy

Terminology & Lexicography

Lexicography
Terminology
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00036100