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Self-Expression

Mitchell S. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book offers a general theory of expressive behavior, including but not limited to such behavior as it occurs in our own species. At the core of the project is the thesis that self-expression is ... More


Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More


Understanding Pictures

Dominic Lopes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272037
eISBN:
9780191699566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There are many ways to picture the world—Australian x-ray pictures, cubist collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of ... More


Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Grant Gillett

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This study examines the relationship between thought and language by considering the views of Kant and the later Wittgenstein alongside many strands of contemporary debate in the area of mental ... More


Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Robert B. Brandom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542871
eISBN:
9780191715662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542871.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book aims to reconcile pragmatism (in both its classical American and its Wittgensteinian forms) with analytic philosophy. It investigates relations between the meaning of linguistic expressions ... More


Conclusion

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses and summarizes the topics and concepts that have been discussed in this book. Linguistic meaning, singular thoughts, the brain, and even the behaviour of a person are some of ... More


Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Gilbert Harman

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238027
eISBN:
9780191597633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238029.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many themes in the papers collected here are negative: there is no a priori knowledge or analytic truth; logic is not a theory of reasoning; a theory of truth conditions is not a theory of meaning; a ... More


Showing and Meaning

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is the first of two that relate self-expression to speaker meaning (also known as natural meaning). After further articulating the varieties of showing adumbrated in earlier chapters, ... More


Meaningful Expression

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is the second of two that relate self-expression to speaker meaning. On an appropriate construal of overtness, overt self-expression is a form of speaker meaning. Further, in some cases ... More


How Can Neural Nets Mean?

Nancey Murphy and Warren S. Brown

in Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215393
eISBN:
9780191707025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215393.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The charge is often made that a physicalist cannot make sense of meaning. This chapter argues that the supposed mysteries of meaning and intentionality are a product of Cartesian assumptions ... More


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