The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language

Editors: Justin Khoo and Rachel Sterken


Part 1. Social and political language: methodological and foundational Issues
  1. Conceptual engineering in philosophy (Matti Eklund)
  2. Social ontology (Mari Mikkola)
  3. An invitation to social and political metasemantics (Derek Ball)
  4. Linguistic prescriptivism (Alex Barber)
  5. Speech acts (Rachel McKinney and Dan Harris)
  6. On the Uselessness of the Distinction between Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory (at least in the Philosophy of Language) (Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever)
Part 2. Non-ideal semantics and pragmatics
  1. Lying, Deception, and Epistemic Advantage (Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke)
  2. Propaganda (Anne Quaranto and Jason Stanley)
  3. Code words (Justin Khoo)
  4. Racist and sexist figleaves (Jennifer Saul)
  5. Protest and speech act theory (Matthew Chrisman and Graham Hubbs)
  6. Defective contexts (Andrew Peet)
Part 3. Linguistic harms
  1. Varieties of pejoratives (Robin Jeshion)
  2. Microaggressions and the problem of attributional ambiguity (Christina Friedlaender)
  3. Hermeneutical injustice (Rebecca Mason)
  4. Generics and essentializing (Rachel Sterken)
  5. Language extinction (Ethan Nowak)
  6. ’laxwalxwashpotamáay súngaan ‘áawq // to be between the blind snake’s teeth’: Indigenous Language Reclamation Between The Fangs Of A (Simulated) Dilemma (Shelbi Meissner)
Part 4. Applications / Applied Philosophy of Language
  1. Language and free speech (Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan)
  2. Language and ideology (Eric Swanson)
  3. Language and legitimation (Robert Simpson)
  4. How much gender is too much gender? (Robin Dembroff and Daniel Wodak)
  5. On Language and Sexuality: Demisexuals, Polyamorous, Bambi Lesbians, and Other Queers (Esa Diaz-Leon and Saray Ayala-Lopez)
  6. The language of mental illness (Renee Jorgensen Bolinger)