DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-DD3600-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 2018
Retrieved May 18, 2022, from

References and further reading

  • Austin, J.L. (1956) ‘A Plea for Excuses’, repr. in his Philosophical Papers, 2nd edn, ed. J.O. Urmson and G.J. Warnock, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 175–204. (Classic paper by a leading ordinary language philosopher.)

  • Ayer, A.J. (1946) Language, Truth and Logic, 2nd edn, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971. (A classic, if simplistic, exposition of logical positivism.)

  • Baz, A. (2012) When Words Are Called For, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Recent defence of ordinary language philosophy.)

  • Beaney, M. (2013) Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Collection of essays on the history of analytic philosophy, including an essay by Peter Hacker on the linguistic turn.)

  • Bennett, M.R. and Hacker, P.M.S. (2003) Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, Oxford: Blackwell. (Sustained critique of neuroscience and contemporary philosophy of mind from the standpoint of linguistic philosophy.)

  • Bergmann, G. (1960) ‘Strawson’s Ontology’, Journal of Philosophy 57(19): 601–622. (Source of the term ‘the linguistic turn’.)

  • Carnap, R. (1932) ‘The Elimination of Metaphysics through Logical Analysis of Language’, repr. in Logical Positivism, ed. A.J. Ayer, Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1959, 60–81. (Classic statement of the logical positivists’ critique of metaphysics.)

  • Carnap, R. (1937) The Logical Syntax of Language, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. (Major work by a leading ideal language philosopher. Difficult.)

  • Carnap, R. (1956) Meaning and Necessity, Chicago: Chicago University Press. (Major work by a leading ideal language philosopher.)

  • Carnap, R., Hahn, H. and Neurath, O. (1929) ‘The Scientific Conception of the World: The Vienna Circle’, repr. in Empiricism and Sociology, ed. M. Neurath and R.S. Cohen, Dordrecht: Reidel, 1973, 299–318. (Manifesto of the Vienna Circle.)

  • Chalmers, D. and Jackson, F. (2001) ‘Conceptual Analysis and Reductive Explanation’, Philosophical Review 110(3): 315–361. (Influential recent paper rehabilitating a distinctive form of conceptual analysis.)

  • Dummett, M. (1993) The Origins of Analytical Philosophy, London: Duckworth. (Includes a controversial account which identifies analytic philosophy with the linguistic turn.)

  • Fodor, J.A. (1975) The Language of Thought, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (A classic of early cognitive science.)

  • Frege, G. (1879) Conceptual Notation and Related Articles, trans. and ed. T.W. Bynum, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. (Collection of classic articles in the philosophy of language by one of the founders of analytic philosophy.)

  • Glock, H.-J. (1997) ‘Philosophy, Thought and Language’, in J. Preston (ed.) Thought and Language: Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 151–169. (Contains a discussion of the linguistic turn in analytic philosophy.)

  • Glock, H.-J. (2003) Quine and Davidson on Language, Thought and Reality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Book-length discussion of two of the most influential analytic philosophers of the 20th century on the nature of language, thought, and reality.)

  • Glock, H.-J. (2008) What Is Analytic Philosophy?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Comprehensive discussion of the title question. Chapter 2 examines the linguistic turn in its historical context.)

  • Grice, P. (1989) Studies in the Way of Words, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Influential collection of papers on the nature of language, meaning, and communication. Includes chapters on ordinary language philosophy and conceptual analysis.)

  • Hacker, P.M.S. (1996) Wittgenstein’s Place in Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy, Oxford: Blackwell. (Magisterial if partisan account of Wittgenstein’s influence on analytic philosophy.)

  • Hanfling, O. (2000) Philosophy and Ordinary Language, London: Routledge. (Highly readable defence of ordinary language philosophy.)

  • Hume, D. (1777) Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, ed. L.A. Selby-Bigge, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975. (Classic of Western philosophy.)

  • Jackson, F. (1998) From Metaphysics to Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Influential rehabilitation of a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis.)

  • Kant, I. (1787) The Critique of Pure Reason, trans. P. Guyer and A. Woods, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. (Classic of Western philosophy.)

  • Knobe, J. and Nichols, S. (2007) ‘An Experimental Philosophy Manifesto’, in Experimental Philosophy, ed. J. Knobe and S. Nichols, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3–14. (Accessible exposition of the main tenets of experimental philosophy.)

  • Moore, G.E. (1898) ‘Freedom’, Mind 7: 179–203. (Includes criticisms of British idealism.)

  • Moore, G.E. (1899) “The Nature of Judgment”, repr. in his Selected Writings, ed. T. Baldwin, London: Routledge, 1993, 1–19. (Includes criticisms of British idealism.)

  • Moore, G.E. (1903) Principia Ethica, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Classic of early analytic philosophy.)

  • Overgaard, S. and D’Oro, G. (2017) The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Some contributions are pertinent to conceptual analysis and the linguistic turn.)

  • Quine, W.V.O. (1948) ‘On What There Is’, repr. in From a Logical Point of View, rev. edn, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980, 1–19. (Classic discussion of ontological commitment.)

  • Quine, W.V.O. (1951) ‘Two Dogmas of Empiricism’, repr. in From a Logical Point of View, rev. edn, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980, 20–46. (Influential critique of the analytic–synthetic distinction.)

  • Quine, W.V.O. (1960) Word and Object, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Major statement of Quine’s naturalism, including an attack on the analytic–synthetic distinction and conceptual analysis.)

  • Quine, W.V.O. (1980) From a Logical Point of View, rev. edn, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Classic collection of papers by one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.)

  • Racine, T.P. and Slaney, K.L. (2013) A Wittgensteinian Perspective on the Use of Conceptual Analysis in Psychology, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (Contains recent articles on conceptual analysis and its applications in psychology.)

  • Rorty, R. (ed.) (1967) The Linguistic Turn, Chicago: Chicago University Press. (Early collection of papers on the linguistic turn.)

  • Russell, B. (1900) The Philosophy of Leibniz, London: Routledge, 1992. (A critical exposition of the philosophy of Leibniz.)

  • Russell, B. (1905) ‘On Denoting’, repr. in his Logic and Knowledge, ed. R.C. Marsh, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1956. (Classic paper in the philosophy of language.)

  • Russell, B. (1914) Our Knowledge of the External World, London: Routledge, 1993. (A collection of articles that aim to show the nature and limits of the ‘logico-analytical method’ in philosophy.)

  • Russell, B. (1953) ‘The Cult of “Common Usage”’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 3: 303–307. (Misguided, if amusing, attack on ordinary language philosophy by one of the founders of analytic philosophy.)

  • Ryle, G. (1949) The Concept of Mind, ed. J. Tanney,London: Routledge, 2009. (Landmark of 20th-century philosophy of mind and sustained critique of Cartesian dualism, written by a leading ordinary language philosopher.)

  • Ryle, G. (1953) “Ordinary Language”, repr. in his Collected Papers, Volume 2, London: Routledge, 2009, 314–331. (Clear and concise discussion of the role of ordinary language in philosophy.)

  • Strawson, P.F. (1952) Introduction to Logical Theory, London: Methuen. (Classic discussion of the relation between formal logic and natural language.)

  • Strawson, P.F. (1959) Individuals, London: Methuen. (Major work by a leading ordinary language philosopher. Difficult.)

  • Strawson, P.F. (1963) ‘Carnap’s Views on Constructed Systems vs Natural Languages in Analytic Philosophy’, in P. Schilpp (ed.) The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap, La Salle, IL: Open Court, 503–518. (Insightful critique of Carnap’s views on language from the perspective of ordinary language.)

  • Strawson, P.F. (1985) Skepticism and Naturalism, New York: Columbia University Press. (Level-headed attempt to defuse scepticism; chapter 1 includes reflections on conceptual analysis.)

  • Strawson, P.F. (1992) Analysis and Metaphysics, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Excellent and highly readable presentation and application of ‘connective’ conceptual analysis.)

  • Williamson, T. (2004) ‘Past the Linguistic Turn?’, in The Future for Philosophy, ed. B. Leiter, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 106–128. (A critique of the linguistic turn by an influential contemporary philosopher.)

  • Williamson, T. (2007) The Philosophy of Philosophy, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (Influential challenge to the linguistic turn.)

  • Wittgenstein, L. (1921) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, trans. B. McGuinness and D. Pears, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. (Origin of the linguistic turn and landmark of early analytic philosophy.)

  • Wittgenstein, L. (1953) Philosophical Investigations, trans. G.E.M. Anscombe, P.M.S. Hacker and J. Schulte, rev. 4th edn, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. (Wittgenstein’s masterpiece and landmark of analytic philosophy.)

Citing this article:
Glock, Hans-Johann and Javier Kalhat. Bibliography. Linguistic turn, 2018, doi:10.4324/0123456789-DD3600-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
Copyright © 1998-2022 Routledge.

Related Articles