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Cognitive Significance Regained

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/9780199251605.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter aims to arrest the slide to pragmatic empiricism with its holistic pessimism over the prospect of ever being able to demarcate the empirically meaningful from the metaphysically ... More


Cognitive Significance

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the different problems that surround identity statements and singular thoughts. Several methodological solipsism accounts of cognitive significance are criticized, while a view ... More


Language and Context

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270187
eISBN:
9780191601484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927018X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Discusses indexicals and proper names and the different ways in which their use relies on context to fix their reference. This exercise will illustrate how our linguistic practice rests on context, ... More


Identifying Metaphor

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The reliability of one's moral judgements depends on his/her ability to conceive of others' inner lives sympathetically, where sympathy is a matter of appreciating others' thought and experience as ... More


The Mental File Framework and its Competitors

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/9780199659982.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter starts by comparing the theory of mental files presented in this book to ‘syntactic’ approaches to cognitive significance phenomena in terms of vehicles (e.g. Fodor) and ends ... More


Dual‐Aspect Semantics

Ernest Lepore and Barry Loewer

in Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199580781
eISBN:
9780191595264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580781.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

According to dual aspect semanticists, a theory of meaning for a language L consists of two components: one provides an account of the relations between language and the world (truth theory), the ... More


The incremental self

John Perry

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this chapter John Perry introduces his incremental theory of truth-conditions to account for cognitive differences between I have the flu and Elwood has the flu, both uttered by Elwood. He argues ... More


Postscript

Sanford Shieh

in Necessity Lost: Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy, Volume 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199228645
eISBN:
9780191871146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199228645.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter provides a brief comparison of a prominent contemporary conception of the criticism and justification of modal concepts with the arguments of Frege and Russell. The contemporary ... More


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