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Huw Price. Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 214 pp. Cloth ISBN 978-1-107-00984-4. Paper ISBN 978-0-521-27906-2.

Huw Price. Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University... Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 10, No. 2 (December 2013), 193­213 Editions Rodopi ©2013 Near the end of Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, Huw Price quotes an e-mail from Richard Rorty. In the e-mail, from May 2006, Rorty writes: [A]s you might expect, my doubts are all about whether you are radical enough. I am not sure that it is worthwhile retaining lower-case representationalism by means of your notion of `internal representations', just as I am unsure whether is was good strategy for Brandom to try to revivify representationalist notions within the bosom of his inferentialism. (193) Despite Rorty's doubts, the position Price defends is pretty darn radical. Like Rorty, he rejects representationalism across the board ­ even in those areas where it seems to make the most sense. Like Rorty, he blurs the distinctions between different types of discourse. And, like Rorty, he proposes a pragmatic account of meaning in terms of use. Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism is an important book that, along with the essays collected in Price's 2011 Naturalism Without Mirrors, offers a compelling defense of hardcore linguistic pragmatism. Price's position is certainly radical. That's the easy part. But in addition I think it is largely right ­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Huw Price. Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 214 pp. Cloth ISBN 978-1-107-00984-4. Paper ISBN 978-0-521-27906-2.

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 10 (2): 193 – Apr 21, 2013

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Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 10, No. 2 (December 2013), 193­213 Editions Rodopi ©2013 Near the end of Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, Huw Price quotes an e-mail from Richard Rorty. In the e-mail, from May 2006, Rorty writes: [A]s you might expect, my doubts are all about whether you are radical enough. I am not sure that it is worthwhile retaining lower-case representationalism by means of your notion of `internal representations', just as I am unsure whether is was good strategy for Brandom to try to revivify representationalist notions within the bosom of his inferentialism. (193) Despite Rorty's doubts, the position Price defends is pretty darn radical. Like Rorty, he rejects representationalism across the board ­ even in those areas where it seems to make the most sense. Like Rorty, he blurs the distinctions between different types of discourse. And, like Rorty, he proposes a pragmatic account of meaning in terms of use. Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism is an important book that, along with the essays collected in Price's 2011 Naturalism Without Mirrors, offers a compelling defense of hardcore linguistic pragmatism. Price's position is certainly radical. That's the easy part. But in addition I think it is largely right ­

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Published: Apr 21, 2013

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