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Content, Cognition, and Communication: Philosophical Papers II

Nathan Salmon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284726
eISBN:
9780191713774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This volume brings together Nathan Salmon's papers from the early 1980s to 2006 on closely connected topics central to analytic philosophy, on the theory of direct reference, names and descriptions, ... More


Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193304
eISBN:
9780691194301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Now praised for its realism and formal coherence, the Victorian novel was not always great, or even good, in the eyes of its critics. As this book reveals, it was only in the late 1970s that literary ... More


Prelude to a survey of name studies

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Most work on names can be grouped into three overlapping traditions: onomastics proper, philosophical concerns with names, and linguistic studies of names in general or in particular languages. All ... More


Other Paradoxes

Hartry Field

in Saving Truth From Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter discusses several paradoxes of denotation, and returns to paradoxes about properties, relations, and propositions. It also considers whether the notion of validity is bivalent, and ... More


Reviving Priorian Tense Logic

Berit Brogaard

in Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796908
eISBN:
9780199933235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Reviving Priorian tense logic may seem like a project doomed to fail. The evidence against it seems to be overwhelming. However, in this chapter I show that Priorian tense logic can handle some of ... More


Frege on Truth (1986)

TYLER BURGE

in Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows that Frege's argument that sentences have truth values as their Bedeutungen (denotations) depends on his composition principle for denotation and on his view of the theoretically ... More


Frege and the Hierarchy (1979)

TYLER BURGE

in Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses two methods of formally representing Frege's theory that the denotations of expressions shift in oblique contexts within indirect discourse and propositional-attitude reports. ... More


Frege on Sense and Linguistic Meaning (1990)

TYLER BURGE

in Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278534
eISBN:
9780191706943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278534.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

While Frege's notion of sense fathered contemporary notions of linguistic meaning, key elements in Frege's conceptions have disappeared from view. Some of these elements are those brought out in ... More


The Ground Zero of Semantics

Antonio Capuano

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter compares two different conceptions of and foundations for semantics. Ultimately the two conceptions and foundations go back to ideas of Frege and Russell. To put it in a nutshell: for ... More


Sense and Partial Extension

Gary Ebbs

in Truth and Words

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The previous chapter concluded that no substantive theory of reference fits with our practical judgment that tokens of ‘gold’ used by English speakers today have the same extension as tokens of ... More


Expanding the View: Semantic Functionalism

Michael P. Lynch

in Truth as One and Many

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that understanding truth as a functional property supports, but does not require, a broader semantic functionalism. This is the idea that other core semantic concepts — reference, ... More


A Problem in the Frege–Church Theory of Sense and Denotation (1993)

Nathan Salmon

in Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning: Philosophical Papers, Volume I

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284719
eISBN:
9780191603235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284717.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

An inconsistent triad to which Fregean theory, as expounded by Church, seems committed is exposed: (i) Frege’s assertion that the sense that a sentence like ‘Holmes has an older brother’ expresses ... More


Multiple Denotation

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 8 replies to an argument against noneism based on a paradox of denotation, due essentially to Hilbert and Bernays. The solution proceeds in terms of a theory of multiple-denotation.


Denoting Objects

Terence Parsons

in Indeterminate Identity: Metaphysics and Semantics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250449
eISBN:
9780191681301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250449.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses the question of how one may refer determinately to objects that are indeterminately identical to other objects. Some authors have suggested that if it is indeterminate whether ... More


Singular Terms in Belief and in Fictional Contexts

Kent Bach

in Thought and Reference

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240778
eISBN:
9780191680267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240778.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

One of the themes of this book is that the notion of denotation is tangential to the semantics of singular terms. This thesis has been supported by defending Russell's theory of descriptions, by ... More


Supplanting Linguistic Cartesianism

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:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The radical anti-Frege project begins with the rejection, on more or less empirical grounds, of one of its central notions, the cognitive fix idea. This chapter is a defense of the coherence of the ... More


Plural Logic: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198744382
eISBN:
9780191843877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book tackles the logic of plural terms (‘Whitehead and Russell’, ‘the men who wrote Principia Mathematica’, ‘Henry VIII's wives’, ‘the real numbers’, ‘√—1’, ‘they’); plural predicates ... More


Semantic Singularities: Paradoxes of Reference, Predication, and Truth

Keith Simmons

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198791546
eISBN:
9780191852923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791546.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book aims to provide a solution to the semantic paradoxes. It argues for a unified solution to the paradoxes generated by the concepts of reference or denotation, predicate extension, and truth. ... More


Chekhov’s Gun

Catherine Z. Elgin

in True Enough

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036535
eISBN:
9780262341370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Epistemically effective models are felicitous falsehoods. Via representation-as, they exemplify features and impute them to their targets. A model may reconfigure a domain, drawing new boundaries to ... More


Plural Logic

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570423
eISBN:
9780191755866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book aims to be the natural point of entry to what will be a new subject for most readers. Technicalities have been kept to a minimum, and anyone who is familiar with the classical predicate ... More


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