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Stipulation

Jonardon Ganeri

in Semantic Powers: Meaning and the Means of Knowing in Classical Indian Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198237884
eISBN:
9780191679544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237884.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

New terms can always be introduced into an established, given language. One way to introduce a new term is by explicit stipulation. Another way is by ostension, pointing to a perceptible object. In ... More


From Self Toward Self

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The two gestures of birth and ostension can never be separated from the other. The status nascendi or status formandi always precedes and extends itself beyond itself. Formed form summons a new ... More


Private Objects, Physical Objects, and Ostension

Barry Stroud

in Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252145
eISBN:
9780191598487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252149.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contains an examination of David Pears’ interpretation of the private language argument. Reasons are given to doubt Pears’ account both with regard to its content and as a reading of Wittgenstein. ... More


Introduction

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the book's purpose and scope to the reader. The author aims to illuminate the crucial symbiosis that exists between the ‘deviant’ and the ‘theatrical’ aspects of Dickens's ... More


Meaning Finitism

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Meaning finitism is a communitarian theory of what it is to master a language. It makes community consensus central in the constitution of normativity. Finitism says that terms have no fixed ... More


Reading Beyond the Code: Literature and Relevance Theory

Terence Cave and Deirdre Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198794776
eISBN:
9780191836268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the value for literary studies of relevance theory, an inferential approach to communication in which the expression and recognition of intentions plays a major role. Drawing on a ... More


The Developmental Origins of Meaning for Mental Terms

Derek E. Montgomery

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter asks how children come to understand the meaning of mental terms such as think, know, want, and gonna. It compares two perspectives on word learning—the ostension paradigm and the ... More


Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind

Chad Engelland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028097
eISBN:
9780262320610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028097.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book focuses on the significance of ostension in first word learning, which it distinguishes from ostensive definition. It begins by discussing ostension in contemporary philosophy, especially ... More


The Science of Prelinguistic Joint Attention

Chad Engelland

in Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028097
eISBN:
9780262320610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028097.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Research in psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and neuroscience provide background empirical support to the philosophical justification of ostension. This chapter also shows where scientific ... More


Wittgenstein:: Ostension Makes Language Public

Chad Engelland

in Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028097
eISBN:
9780262320610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028097.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins by examining Wittgenstein’s rejection of private languages in view of ostension. It details his adoption of Augustine’s emphasis on ostension in first word acquisition. Then it ... More


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