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Norms of Truth and Meaning

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Truth and meaning each have evaluative import. However, contrary to Dummett, Gibbard, Brandom, and many others, these notions are not constitutively normative — they are not themselves evaluative ... More


Meaning Constitution and Epistemic Rationality

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Our beliefs and inferential transitions are subject to evaluation as rational or irrational by reference to general epistemic norms. But what could determine certain norms as the correct ones? This ... More


The ‘in virtue of’ Relation

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Carnap and Logical Truth, Quine argued that it was always either trivial or absurd to say that a sentence was true in virtue of meaning, and his argument has been revived in recent times by ... More


Private Language and Privileged Access

Joseph Mendola

in Anti-Externalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534999
eISBN:
9780191715969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534999.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a symmetry between one simple form of Wittgenstein's private language argument against internalism and standard internalist complaints rooted in explanation and introspection, ... More


In Defense of Pastist Externalism

Sven Bernecker

in Memory: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577569
eISBN:
9780191722820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The view that past environmental conditions fix the contents of our memory states (in conjunction with the conceptual replacement view) has the consequence that an environmental shift brings about a ... More


Concept Externalism, Originalism and Privileged Access

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses the question whether we have infallible knowledge of comparative content (we don’t), whether we have privileged access to our own thoughts (originalism is consistent with an ... More


Living with Naturalism

Gary Kemp

in Quine versus Davidson: Truth, Reference, and Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695621
eISBN:
9780191738524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695621.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final chapter examines and dissipates certain pressures that are often felt to afflict Quine or his views. These include the charge that any such view, being a view of anti‐realism about meaning, ... More


Externalism and Memory

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses an argument due to Paul Boghossian to the effect that considerations about memory engender a problem for the anti-individualist who claims that we have privileged access to the ... More


New Essays on the A Priori

Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by NYU philosophers Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke, resumes the current surge of interest in the proper explication of the notion of a ... More


Knowing What One is Thinking

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199545995
eISBN:
9780191719929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545995.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The rejection of the thesis that we stand in an intimate relation of acquaintance to the contents of our thought leaves us with a familiar problem: to explain the sense in which we know what we are ... More


Postscript

Paul Horwich

in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752233
eISBN:
9780191597732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752237.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This addresses criticisms of minimalism that have been raised by Anil Gupta, Mark Richard, Donald Davidson, Crispin Wright, Scott Soames, Michael Dummett, Paul Boghossian, and Michael Devitt.


Analyticity Regained?

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238027
eISBN:
9780191597633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238029.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Comments on a defense of analyticity by Paul Boghossian that appeals to linguistic convention.


Slow Switching

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Is it possible for two deployments of the same mental file to refer to different objects, as in the phenomenon of slow switching discussed by Burge, Boghossian, and others? It is argued that the slow ... More


Knowledge of Logic

Paul Boghossian

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Paul Boghossian defends a meaning‐based approach to the apriority of the propositions of logic. His model is based on the idea that the logical constants are implicitly defined by some of the axioms ... More


Introduction

Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241279
eISBN:
9780191597107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241279.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1, Boghossian's and Peacocke's introduction to their anthology, provides the reader with a helpful route into the issues that are to be explored by the individual authors in more detail. The ... More


Making Sense of World Making: Creativity and Objectivity in Nature

John Ryder

in The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244683
eISBN:
9780823252770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244683.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Chapter 5 concerns the constructivist side of a relational ontology, which allows for both objectivity and creative construction in the constitution of nature and natural entities. Thus those who ... More


Vindicating Practical Norms: Metasemantic Strategies

Hille Paakkunainen

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198709299
eISBN:
9780191781056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709299.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some ways of updating belief have more epistemic merit than others. Paul Boghossian and Christopher Peacocke have defended varieties of the view that the epistemic merit of certain ways of updating ... More


The Rational Roles of Intuition

Elijah Chudnoff

in Intuitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199609192
eISBN:
9780191758973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609192.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Intuitions often are seen as inputs to theoretical reasoning: e.g. you might form a belief by taking an intuition at face value or take your intuitions as starting points in the method of reflective ... More


Looking Inwards

Quassim Cassam

in Self-Knowledge for Humans

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657575
eISBN:
9780191793110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657575.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The idea that we acquire self-knowledge by some form of inner perception has been recommended on the basis that it is well placed to account for the immediacy of self-knowledge. Boghossian and ... More


Realism without Empiricism

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

in The Illusion of Doubt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783947
eISBN:
9780191826597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783947.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends a ‘realism without empiricism’. This is the view that once the global sceptical scenario has been exposed as an illusion, nothing stands in the way of conceiving of perceptual ... More


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