Researchers at UEA have a keen interest in a number of themes and figures of 20th century analytical philosophy, which are investigated in their own right and in association with other themes. These include the work of Chomsky and its impact on analytical philosophy, the role of logic as a tool of analysis, and the status of ‘ordinary language’ philosophy.
Chomsky and Syntax
J. Collins (2017): Chomsky on Cognitive Architecture: Faculties and Modules. In J. McGilvray, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, 2nd Ed. (pp. 217-234). Cambridge University Press.
J. Collins (2008): Chomsky: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Bloomsbury
Austin and Ordinary language
E. Fischer (2014): Verbal Fallacies and Philosophical Intuitions: The Continuing Relevance of Ordinary Language Analysis. In B. Garvey, ed., Austin on Language (pp.124-40). Palgrave
E. Fischer (2005): Austin on Sense-Data. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 70, 67-99
Frege, Russell, and Others
O. Kuusela (2018): Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Logic in Relation to Frege, Russell, Carnap and Others. Oxford University Press.
J. Collins (2011): Unity of Linguistic Meaning. Oxford University Press.