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Predicates and Quantifiers

Mark Schroeder

in Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows how to expand the ideas of Chapter 5 for a language involving quantifiers, and offers a more rigorous treatment. Since the contents of states of being for are treated as ... More


Lecture XI

J. L. Austin

in How To Do Things With Words: The William James Lectures delivered at Harvard University in 1955

Published in print:
1975
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245537
eISBN:
9780191680861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245537.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

With the constative utterance, one abstracts from the illocutionary aspects of the speech act and concentrates on the locutionary. One uses an over-simplified notion of correspondence with the facts ... More


General and Individual Thoughts

A. N. Prior

in Objects of Thought

Published in print:
1971
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243540
eISBN:
9780191680694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243540.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that cases in which we seem unable to do without the corresponding ordinary-speech devices are not at all recondite, and it is not evident that their symbolic representation ... More


Whither Propositions?

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The implications for the category of propositions and propositional content of the author’s social practice theory are considered. Concerns having to do with propositions’ abstract nature are ... More


The Lockean Theory

Christopher Gauker

in Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599462
eISBN:
9780191729225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599462.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The 17th century philosopher John Locke had three different, seemingly incompatible theories of ideas, here dubbed the composition theory, the abstraction-as-subtraction theory and the ... More


Reifying Terms

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/9780199608744.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter takes a closer look at complex terms that make reference to abstract objects, such as the number eight, the numeral eight, and the color green. It gives a general syntactic ... More


Semantic Typology and Composition

Paul M. Pietroski

in The Science of Meaning: Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198739548
eISBN:
9780191864100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739548.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

How many types of expression meaning are there, and are some types more basic than others? According to a familiar tripartite proposal, languages like English generate (i) denoters of a basic type ... More


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