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Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the views of meaning and truth implicit in the traditionalapproach to natural-language semantics. Its main thesis is that the philosophical presuppositions entailed by that ... More


Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Graeme Forbes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. This problem presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made ... More


Chapter Chapter Systems and their Inputs

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the general traits of the traditional approach to natural-language semantics, and on the views about meaning and truth it presupposes. It considers the nature and structure of ... More


What's the Matter with Relativism?

Mark Richard

in When Truth Gives Out

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239955
eISBN:
9780191716881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239955.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the issue of whether truth is absolute or relative to human interests. Specifically, it considers whether truth relativism is a plausible view to take about any discourse. It ... More


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


Semantics and Context‐Dependence: Towards a Strawsonian Account

Richard G. Heck Jr.

in Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199669592
eISBN:
9780191784316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669592.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers a familiar argument that the ubiquity of context‐dependence threatens the project of natural language semantics, at least as that project has usually been conceived: as ... More


Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional, Diagrammatic Discourse

Chris Heunen, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh, and Edward Grefenstette (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646296
eISBN:
9780191747847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Quantum mechanics and linguistics appear to be quite unrelated at first sight. Yet significant parts of both concern compositional reasoning about the way information flows among subsystems and the ... More


Modalities of Normality

Seth Yalcin

in Deontic Modality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One path into the semantics of the deontic modals ought and should approaches them indirectly, by starting with an investigation of the non-deontic, seemingly epistemic reading of these modals. Seth ... More


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