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Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Timothy McCarthy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145069
eISBN:
9780199833436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145062.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Attempts to offer a response to Quine's arguments for the indeterminacy of reference and translation by developing an original theory of radical interpretation, i.e. the project of characterising ... More


Introduction

Timothy McCarthy

in Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145069
eISBN:
9780199833436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145062.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Serves three main purposes: first, it lays out and attempts to justify the methodological point of view of the investigation. Secondly, it situates the theory put forward in the context of the recent ... More


Radical Interpretation as a Metaphysics of Mental Content

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets out the metaphysics of the mental content of belief and desire that is the focus of the first five chapters of the book: Radical Interpretation. This says that the correct ... More


Reducing Mental Representation?

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter evaluates whether Radical Interpretation as it has been articulated in this book can be a reduction or foundational metaphysics of mental representation. One can be worried about this ... More


Radical Interpretation and the Logical Form of Thoughts

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is one of three that draws out the consequences of Radical Interpretation for how concepts represent the world. The focus in this chapter is on logical concepts: conjunction, negation, ... More


Radical Interpretation and the Referential Stability of Wrongness

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is one of three that draws out the consequences of Radical Interpretation for how concepts represent the world. This chapter introduces a famous ‘moral twin earth’ puzzle about the ... More


Radical Interpretation and Reference Magnetism

J. Robert G. Williams

in The Metaphysics of Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is one of three that draws out the consequences of Radical Interpretation for how concepts represent the world. A claim associated with David Lewis is that metaphysically fundamental ... More


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