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5.0 out of 5 stars Language and Thought
Another great Philosophy book for the enthusiast, which compliments the other books in the series:- Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Read
These are difficult subjects to write about and, based on my experience of reading this book, more difficult still to read about and to understand - even for a serious student of the philosophy of mind.

Alex Barber's Book is the third in a series of books in support of the Open University's course AA308 "Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of...
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Read, 10 May 2009
This review is from: Language and Thought (Paperback)
These are difficult subjects to write about and, based on my experience of reading this book, more difficult still to read about and to understand - even for a serious student of the philosophy of mind.

Alex Barber's Book is the third in a series of books in support of the Open University's course AA308 "Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind".

Barber's text is divided into two main parts; "Representing with Language" and "Representing in Thought". It is structured as a commentary on passages drawn from the writings of a number of leading philosophers specialising in these subjects including H.P Grice, John Searle, Dan Dennett and Jerry Fodor, etc. etc.

Clearly written as a book with a specific purpose within the OU Course to which it refers, it is definitely not a book for the casual enquirer, nor for the more serious enquirer into the various subjects covered, who would be better advised to seek to read the source books themselves, particularly for example the works of Dan Dennett, who has a natural gift for communicating - a gift which Mr. Barber lacks.

The book is also let down by poor proof reading in places. This is not really excusable in a book which seeks to analyse the use of language to convey meaning.

One only for students of AA308.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Language and Thought, 16 Mar 2013
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Another great Philosophy book for the enthusiast, which compliments the other books in the series:- Thought and Experience: Themes in the Philosophy of Mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Oct 2011
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Masterfully covers the subject, drawing out all the salient points of view and dissecting them for our benefit. Highly recommended.
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