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These are books I am reading, studying, using or have read that are in my home library in Red Bluff, California or in local public or university libraries. 


Austin, J. L..  How to Do Things with Words.  Edited by J. O. Urmson and Marina Sbisą.  Second Edition.  A series of lectures on speech acts by the famous Oxford philosopher from 1951-1955.  The William James Lectures were delivered in 1955.  Harvard University Press, c 1975.  192 pages.  ISBN: 978-0674411524.  J.L. Austin (1911-1960) 


Ayer, Alfred J.  Language, Truth and Logic.  Dover Pub., Second Edition, 1936, 1952.  Index, 160 pages.  ISBN: 9780486200101.  Ayer was a logical positivist teaching at Cambridge.  VSCL. 


Chaffee, John.  Thinking Critically.  Boston, Wadsworth Pub., 2012.  10th Edition.  Index, glossary, 575 pages.  ISBN: 9780495908814.  John Chaffee, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at The City University of New York, where he has developed a Philosophy and Critical Thinking program.  VSCL. 


Classics of Analytical Philosophy.  Edited by Robert R. Ammerman.  New York, McGraw Hill, 1965.  Index, 413 pages.  ISBN: ?.  VSCL. 


Harrison, Alllen F.  The Art of Thinking.  Strategies for Asking Question, Making Decisions, and Solving Problems.  By Allen F. Harrison and Robert M. Bramson.  New York, Berkley Books, 1982.  Index, bibliography, 208 pages.  ISBN: 0425105687.  VSCL.


Hayakawa, S. I. (1906-1992)  Language in Thought and Action.  By S. I. Hayakawa and Alan R. Hayakawa.  New York, Harcourt, Fifth Edition, 1990.  Originally published in 1939.  Index, bibliography 196 pages.  ISBN: 978015648240.  VSCL. 


Lakoff, George.  Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought.  By George Lakoff and Mark Johnson.  Basic Books, Perseu Books, 1999.  Index, bibliography, 624 pages.  ISBN: 0465056741.   "The mind is inherently embodied.  Thought is mostly unconscious.  Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical."  VSCL.    


Morris, Michael.  An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2007.  Index, glossary, 326 pages.  ISBN: 9780521842150.  VSCL.   


The Philosophy of Language.  Fourth Edition.  Edited by A. P. Martinich.  New York, Oxford University Press, 2001.  Notes, 599 pages.  ISBN; 0195135431.  VSCL. 


Korzybski, Alfred (1879-1950).  Science and Sanity.  An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics.  Fourth Edition, 1958.  Originally published in 1933.  Sixth printing 1980.  Lakeville, Connecticut, International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Company, 1958.  Bibliography, index, 806 pages.  VSCL. 


Kreeft, Peter.  Socratic Logic: A Logic Text Using Socratic Method, Platonic Questions, and Aristotelian Principles.  Third Edition, 3.1  By Peter Kreeft, and edited by Trent Dougherty.  South Bend, Indiana, St. Augustine's Press, 2004, 2010.  Index, 410 pages.  ISBN: 9781587318085.  VSCL


Logic, Deductive Logic, Reasoning, Argumentation, Symbolic Logic


Pinker, Steven.  The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language.   New York, Harper Perennial, 1994, 2007.  Index, glossary, references, notes, appendices, 526 pages.  ISBN: 9780061336461.  VSCL. 


Ryle, Gilbert.  The Concept of Mind.  New York, Barnes and Noble Books, 1949.  Index, 334 pages.  ISBN: None.  VSCL. 


Weston, Anthony.  A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett Student Handbooks)  Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Co., Fourth Edition, 2009.  89 pages.  ISBN:  9780872209541. 


Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889 - 1951)


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