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Inferential Role

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The inferential role of I is irreducibly deictic. The inferential roles of singular terms are distinguished by appeal to the different mechanisms required to guarantee co-reference in a ... More


Bringing Belief Down to Earth: Part I: Or God Wouldn't Be That Vicious

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:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The subject of this chapter is belief and other propositional attitudes, which the approach of Frege and Russell has been thought to handle well. Frege can seemingly make good sense of the fact that ... More


Gradedness: Interpretive Dependencies and Beyond

ERIC REULAND

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that gradedness is not a unified phenomenon and that understanding gradedness may explain the division of labour among the systems underlying language and its use. It then ... More


The Circularity Objection

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/9780199659982.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

A typology of co-reference relations is presented, and the notion of ‘co-reference de jure’ introduced, based on an intuitive criterion proposed by Kit Fine. The discussion focuses on the issue ... More


Co-reference De Jure: The Transitivity Objection

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/9780199659982.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The chapter is devoted to discussing an objection which Angel Pinillos raised to the mental file account of de jure co-reference. According to the objection, it is possible for A and B, and for B and ... More


The Mind Has a Basic Need to Represent Things Outside Itself

Imogen Dickie

in Fixing Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755616
eISBN:
9780191816758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755616.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter provides an account of what justifies our most basic presumptions of co-reference and identity judgements. The account is reached by extension from Anscombe’s notion of practical ... More


Achieving Reference

Ron Mallon

in The Construction of Human Kinds

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198755678
eISBN:
9780191816796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755678.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Category constructionists share two commitments: they hold that human category terms actually refer to constructed categories, and they hold that these categories are widely but mistakenly taken to ... More


Frege’s Begriffsschrift Theory of Identity Vindicated

Ulrich Pardey and Kai F. Wehmeier

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language Volume 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836568
eISBN:
9780191873744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836568.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In the Begriffsschrift, Frege held that identity is a relation between names, to wit, the relation of co-reference. The verdict of Frege scholarship on this conception of identity has not been ... More


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