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THE PRACTICAL GO OF IT

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Many ‘pre-pragmatist’ opponents of the classical picture begin with a suspicion that such doctrines place unrealistic demands upon human capacity: that when we grasp a collection of vocabulary, its ... More


Language in Cognition

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that language is based on the human construal of reality. Humans refer to and quantify over virtual entities with the same ease as they do over actual entities: the natural ontology ... More


Measurement as Representation: 2. Information

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

There is more to measurement than its physical correlate. A broad concept of measurement must accommodate both the constraints on its physical correlate and its function of information gathering, ... More


Rigidity and Identity

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows that the principle of the necessity of identity, which precludes proper treatment of names in standard possible worlds semantics, fails for logical and epistemic necessity. Model ... More


The Second Challenge: Individuating Outcomes

José Luis Bermúdez

in Decision Theory and Rationality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548026
eISBN:
9780191720246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548026.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Standard presentations of decision theory adopt some version of the invariance principle (that it is irrational to assign different utilities to propositions known to be equivalent). This normative ... More


Specific Objections

JC Beall

in Logical Pluralism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199288403
eISBN:
9780191700491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288403.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter turns to specific objections against logical pluralism. There are a number of objections to classical, intuitionistic, and relevant logic which are specific to those logics, and not to ... More


Word-Meaning and Opacity

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes a programmatic showing how an evaluative theory of content can meet two constraints: the right substitution conditions for belief contexts, and what it is for words to be ... More


Causal Relations

Donald Davidson

in Essays on Actions and Events

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246274
eISBN:
9780191715198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246270.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This essay applies the methodology of Essay 6 to singular causal statements. Rejecting rival accounts that use sentences to identify causes and effects, and an intensional connective like ‘caused it ... More


Modalities and Intensional Languages

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096576
eISBN:
9780199833412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096576.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this paper, quantified modal logic is defended against criticisms concerning identity and substitution, the interpretation of the existential quantifier, and the commitment to essentialism. The ... More


Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More


The Nature of Experiential Intentionality: II. An Adverbial Theory

Uriah Kriegel

in The Sources of Intentionality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199742974
eISBN:
9780199914449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter develops a separate promising account of experiential intentionality, as free of any tracking-based relations. This is the adverbial theory of experiential intentionality. After laying ... More


Thinking about Things

Mark Sainsbury

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198803348
eISBN:
9780191841538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803348.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

In the blink of an eye, I can redirect my thought from London to Cairo, from cookies to unicorns, from former President Obama to the mythical flying horse, Pegasus. How is this possible? How can we ... More


Intentionality and Intensionality

Mark Sainsbury

in Thinking about Things

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198803348
eISBN:
9780191841538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803348.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Intentionality is a property of mental states: their being directed on things, or about things. Intensionality is a semantic property, marked by such features as failure of truth preservation when ... More


Ur-Intentionality: What’s It All About?

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 does two things: it clarifies the features of world-involving but contentless Ur-intentionality and how this fundamental form of intentionality can be understood naturalistically. It ... More


Intensional Transitive Verbs and their “Objects”

Friederike Moltmann

in Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on transitive intensional verbs such as need, look for, buy, and recognize, and in particular the semantics of special quantifiers in constructions in which two transitive ... More


Semantics without Existential Quantifiers

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Aside from its benefits to semantics, the inclusion of the generalized form of Skolem terms avoids many paradoxes that arise when natural language quantifiers are represented by traditional ... More


Is Seeing Intentional?

Charles Travis

in Perception: Essays After Frege

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676545
eISBN:
9780191755804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676545.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Some philosophers, among whom are A. J. Ayer and Elisabeth Anscombe, have suggested that there are two uses, or senses, of ‘see’, on one of which one can only see what is there, on the other of which ... More


The Non‐uniformity of Wh‐indeterminates with Polarity and Free Choice in Chinese

Lisa Lai‐Shen Cheng and Anastasia Giannakidou

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Wh‐elements in Chinese (as in Japanese and Korean) can have non‐interrogative interpretations, i.e. they are the so‐called ‘wh‐indeterminates’ la Kuroda 1965. While the existential ... More


Before there was grammar

Wolfram Hinzen and Michelle Sheehan

in The Philosophy of Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199654833
eISBN:
9780191747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654833.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

What are the effects of grammar on the organization of meaning? A logically possible answer is: none. But this answer seems far too radical: on a number of grounds, it seems implausible that grammar ... More


The content of grammar

Wolfram Hinzen and Michelle Sheehan

in The Philosophy of Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199654833
eISBN:
9780191747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654833.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Beyond a purely formal description of grammar, there arises the question of its distinctive content. What is the content of grammar, as distinct from that of the lexicon? In this chapter we argue ... More


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