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2018.03.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ronald Loeffler, Brandom, Polity, 268 pp., $26.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745664200. Reviewed by Pietro Salis, University of Cagliari In recent years, a new phase in the reception and understanding of Robert Brandom's thought has been signaled by the appearance of several monographs, beginning with Jeremy Wanderer's Robert Brandom.[1] The most complete general introduction to Brandom's philosophy, so far, is surely the new book by Ronald Loeffler, which covers a number of issues in Brandom's normative inferentialist philosophy of language, his reading of the thought of Kant and Hegel, his endorsement of pragmatism, and his recent analytic pragmatist understanding of philosophical expressivism. In the first chapter, "Meaning and Communication", Loeffler defines and presents various mainstream views in contemporary semantics, focusing especially on representationalist and truth-conditional accounts (which he calls. . .

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