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Tarskian Truth and the Views of John McDowell

Barry Taylor

in Models, Truth, and Realism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286690
eISBN:
9780191604065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286698.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the status of Tarskian truth. It argues that because of its connections with behaviour and psychology through the notion of translation, it is properly classified as a ... More


Syntactic Restriction Strategies

Jonathan L. Kvanvig

in The Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199282593
eISBN:
9780191603587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282595.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines approaches to the paradox that wish to save anti-realism from the paradox by denying that the knowability assumption is a commitment of anti-realism. Such approaches contend ... More


The Reason's Proper Study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics

Bob Hale and Crispin Wright

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236399
eISBN:
9780191597565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236395.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This volume collects together 15 papers in which Hale and Wright develop their neo‐Fregean approach to the philosophy of mathematics. Two key aspects of Frege's philosophy are drawn out and defended: ... More


The Seas of Language

Michael Dummett

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236214
eISBN:
9780191597350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236212.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book contains articles in metaphysics and philosophy of language written between 1975 and 1992. Dummett defends the verificationist theory of meaning, according to which in order to know the ... More


Sublunary Intuitionism

Charles Travis

in Occasion-Sensitivity: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230334
eISBN:
9780191710605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Truth matters to all those capable of thinking falsely (so of thinking things); but to philosophers in a special way. Philosophers have spoken volumes on the topic. One such example is Michael ... More


Review of Dummett's Origins of Analytical Philosophy

Peter Hylton

in Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter presents an extended review of Michael Dummett's book The Origins of Analytical Philosophy. It includes a group of essays relating to Russell's logic because the chief ground on which ... More


Hausserl and the Linguistic Turn

Charles Parsons

in Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth Century Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139167
eISBN:
9780199833214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513916X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Parsons criticizes Dummett’s recent argument that Husserl was not an analytic philosopher because Husserl did not accept that a philosophical account of thought can be attained only through a ... More


Vagueness, Observation, and Sorites

Charles Travis

in Occasion-Sensitivity: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230334
eISBN:
9780191710605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Frege believes that vagueness leads to inconsistency in language, and Michael Dummett has suggested that he may have been right, at least in some cases. Dummett writes: ‘the use of vague predicates — ... More


The Social Aspect of Language

Donald Davidson

in Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay clarifies the Davidson’s claim that “There is no such thing as language, not if a language is anything like what many philosophers and linguists have supposed”. It agrees with Dummett that ... More


Introduction

Joe Salerno

in New Essays on the Knowability Paradox

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199285495
eISBN:
9780191713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285495.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the knowability paradox and how the knowability principle has been claimed for a number of historic non-realisms, including Michael Dummett's ... More


Tempered Pragmatism

Ian Rumfitt

in The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266168
eISBN:
9780191865237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266168.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter assesses the prospects of a pragmatist theory of content. It begins by criticizing the theory presented in D. H. Mellor’s essay ‘Successful Semantics’, then identifies problems and ... More


Long Live the Manifestation Argument

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter aims to remedy the deficiencies exposed in philosopher Michael Dummett's manifestation argument as directed against the principle of bivalence. It evaluates the application of the ... More


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


Does the Tractatus contain a private language argument?

William Child

in Wittgenstein's Tractatus: History and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665785
eISBN:
9780191749261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665785.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Cora Diamond has claimed that Wittgenstein’s Tractatus contains an early ‘private language argument’: an argument that private objects in other people’s minds can play no role in the language I use ... More


An Interview with Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson

in Problems of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198237549
eISBN:
9780191601378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237545.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The last chapter is an interview Ernest Lepore, Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and a friend of the Davidson family, has conducted with the author in 1988. In this interview, the ... 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


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 Context Principle in Frege’s Grundgesetze

Øystein Linnebo

in Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198712084
eISBN:
9780191780240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712084.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

According to Frege’s context principle, we must never to ask for the meaning of a word in isolation but only in the context of a sentence. The context principle poses some very hard interpretive ... 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


Predicative analyses

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

in Plural Logic: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198744382
eISBN:
9780191843877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744382.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against predicative analyses of plurality, which turn an apparently plural term into a singular predicate standing for a concept or property. Like the strategy of changing the ... More


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