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Supervaluationism, Indirect Speech Reports, and Demonstratives

Rosanna Keefe

in Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, & its Logic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199570386
eISBN:
9780191722134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can supervaluationism successfully handle indirect speech reports? This chapter considers and rejects Schiffer's claim that they cannot. One alleged problem with indirect speech reports is that the ... More


Austinian semantics and linguistic data

Krista Lawlor

in Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657896
eISBN:
9780191748127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657896.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Austinian semantics resolves some problems that beset other semantic accounts of knowledge claims. Special attention is given to problems that arise for more standard forms of semantic contextualism, ... More


Definite Reports of Indefinites

Samuel Cumming

in Singular Thought and Mental Files

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198746881
eISBN:
9780191809101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746881.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In certain circumstances, it is possible to report the utterance of an indefinite noun phrase using a definite referring expression, such as a name or pronoun. The referent of the definite must match ... More


Insensitive Quantifiers

Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore

in Liberating Content

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199641338
eISBN:
9780191813498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641338.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Initially, the semantics of quantifiers seems to suggest a context-insensitive account of their interpretation unlike, say, indexical or demonstrative noun phrases. However, most philosophers think ... More


Shared Content

Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore

in Liberating Content

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199641338
eISBN:
9780191813498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641338.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter starts with a puzzle about how a semantic theory can both incorporate the high level of context sensitivity of ‘what is said’ (O1) and the ability speakers have to express the same ... More


Reply to Strawson 1: Continuity of Topic, Samesaying, and the Contestation Theory

Herman Cappelen

in Fixing Language: An Essay on Conceptual Engineering

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814719
eISBN:
9780191852404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814719.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents one strategy for responding to Strawson’s challenge that appeals to the idea that sameness of extension does not track samesaying. If a sentence p contains a context-sensitive ... More


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