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Meaning and Uselessness: How to Think about Derogatory Words


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.Article

Hornsby, Jennifer (2001) Meaning and Uselessness: How to Think about Derogatory Words.


Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: In French, P. and Wettstein, H. (eds.), Midwest Studies in Philosophy 25: 128-141.
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Derogatory words, Ethics
Divisions: Institute of Philosophy
Collections: London Philosophy Papers
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/821
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