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Ignorance of Language

Michael Devitt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Is Chomsky right about the psychological reality of language? What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is there ... More


Introduction

Michael Devitt

in Ignorance of Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199250967
eISBN:
9780191603945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250960.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Chomsky’s view, linguistics is about a psychological state, the speaker’s knowledge of language which constitutes her linguistic competence. This knowledge is said to underlie her linguistic ... More


Subjunctive Conditionals: A Linguistic Analysis

Michela Ippolito

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019484
eISBN:
9780262314879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019484.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book proposes a compositional semantics for subjunctive (or would) conditionals in English that accounts for their felicity conditions and the constraints on the satisfaction of their ... More


Linguistic Intuitions in Context: A Defense of Non-Skeptical Pure Invariantism

John Turri

in Intuitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199609192
eISBN:
9780191758973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609192.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Epistemic invariantism is the view that the truth conditions of knowledge ascriptions don’t vary across contexts. Epistemic purism is the view that purely practical factors can’t directly affect the ... More


Deflating the Puzzles

Mari Mikkola

in The Wrong of Injustice: Dehumanization and its Role in Feminist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190601072
eISBN:
9780190601119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601072.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Earlier chapters argued that influential attempts to understand gendered social kinds fail by their own lights. This chapter undertakes a more radical critique: that we can deflate semantic puzzles ... More


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