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The priority thesis: judgement over naming

John Collins

in The Unity of Linguistic Meaning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694846
eISBN:
9780191732027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694846.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In the previous chapter, two unity problems were distinguished: an interpretive and a combinatorial problem. The former problem was deemed to be explanatorily secondary to the latter one, which is ... More


Open Conclusion: The Place of Metaphysics

Christopher Peacocke

in The Mirror of the World: Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199699568
eISBN:
9780191760730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699568.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The book contains many examples of points at which we need to appeal to the metaphysics of a subject matter to explain adequately epistemic, conceptual, and mental phenomena. The metaphysics has a ... More


Introduction to Part I

Stephen Schiffer

in Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199673353
eISBN:
9780191758935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapters 1–7 represent a chronologically ordered selection of Brian Loar’s work in the philosophy of language: the semantics of propositional-attitude reports and the dual role of referential ... More


Truth beyond All Verification

Brian Loar

in Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199673353
eISBN:
9780191758935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Loar agrees with Dummett that “if a realist understanding of statements were not manifestable in behavior, there would be something wrong with realism.” But, unlike Dummett, Loar thinks a grasp of ... More


Introduction

Ian Rumfitt

in The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198733638
eISBN:
9780191798016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The existence of rival logical schools presents a philosophical problem because attempts to justify logical laws tend to beg the question: the justification is apt to appeal to the very law whose ... More


The Argument of Dummett’s ‘Truth’

Ian Rumfitt

in The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198733638
eISBN:
9780191798016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733638.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyses the attack on classical logic in Michael Dummett’s early article ‘Truth’. Let the domain of statements comprise those that are neither ambiguous nor vague. Then, Dummett holds, ... More


The Verificationist Attack on Classical Logic

Ian Rumfitt

in The Boundary Stones of Thought: An Essay in the Philosophy of Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198733638
eISBN:
9780191798016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733638.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Dummett put forward an argument against classical logic which rested on his ‘strong verificationism’ whereby a statement’s content is given by the circumstances in which a speaker would be warranted ... More


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