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Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Friederike Moltmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Abstract objects such as properties, propositions, numbers, degrees, and expression types are at the centre of many philosophical debates. Philosophers and linguists alike generally hold the view ... More

AssertionNew Philosophical Essays

Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

Jessica Brown and Herman Cappelen (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199573004
eISBN:
9780191595127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573004.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume brings together new chapters on assertion by leading epistemologists and philosophers of language. The chapters are arranged into two sections. The chapters in the first section address ... More

AssuranceAn Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

Krista Lawlor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657896
eISBN:
9780191748127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Claiming to know is more than making a report about one's epistemic position; one also offers one's assurance to others. What is an assurance? This book unites J. L. Austin's insights about the ... More

Between Logic and the WorldAn Integrated Theory of Generics

Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics

Bernhard Nickel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199640003
eISBN:
9780191822049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Between Logic and the World presents a theory of generic sentences and the kind–directed modes of thought they express. Generics are generalizations we use in the everyday and the higher-level ... More

The Case for ContextualismKnowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Vol. 1

The Case for Contextualism: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Vol. 1

Keith DeRose

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564460
eISBN:
9780191721410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Contextualism is the view that the epistemic standards that a subject must meet in order for a sentence attributing knowledge to her to be true vary according to the contexts in which those sentences ... More

Category Mistakes

Category Mistakes

Ofra Magidor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Category mistakes are sentences such as ‘Green ideas sleep furiously’ or ‘The theory of relativity is eating breakfast’. Such sentences strike most speakers as highly infelicitous, and the main aim ... More

Context and the AttitudesMeaning in Context, Volume 1

Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book collects thirteen seminal essays on semantics and propositional attitudes. These chapters develop a nuanced account of the semantics and pragmatics of our talk about such attitudes, an ... More

Deontic Modality

Deontic Modality

Nate Charlow and Matthew Chrisman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An extraordinary amount of recent work by philosophers of language, meta-ethicists, and semanticists has focused on the meaning and function of language expressing normative concepts having to do ... More

Epistemic Modality

Epistemic Modality

Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book contains chapters on epistemic modality by top researchers in the area. Several chapters about the question of what kind of possibilities epistemic possibilities ask: What kind of a ... More

Fixing Reference

Fixing Reference

Imogen Dickie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755616
eISBN:
9780191816758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops an account of aboutness-fixing for thoughts about ordinary objects, and of reference-fixing for the singular terms we use to express them. Extant discussions of this part of ... More

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