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Truth, Language, and History: Philosophical Essays Volume 5

Donald Davidson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198237570
eISBN:
9780191602610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823757X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book features a collection of essays by Donald Davidson that explore the relations between language and the world, speaker intention and linguistic meaning, language and mind, mind and body, ... 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


Speaker Intent and Convention; Linguistic Meaning and Pragmatics; Vagueness and Indeterminacy: Three Topics in the Philosophy of Language

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers related subjects about which scholars in the philosophy of language, and in the related discipline of linguistics, write. The first of these is a reflection on the nature of ... More


Ordinary Meaning, “What Is Said,” and “What Is Communicated”

Brian G. Slocum

in Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter Four continues the account of ordinary meaning where Chapter Three ended. One example where context must be accounted for explicitly involves the assignment of scopes of reference to ... More


Truth and Meaning

Michael Dummett

in Thought and Reality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207275
eISBN:
9780191708749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207275.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The bridge that connects semantics to metaphysics rests on two pillars: the concept of content and the concept of truth. This chapter focuses on the latter. It considers three possible positions ... More


Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Grant Gillett

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This study examines the relationship between thought and language by considering the views of Kant and the later Wittgenstein alongside many strands of contemporary debate in the area of mental ... More


Sinning Against Frege (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/9780199278534.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Frege's claims about indexicals, and to a lesser extent proper names, makes it clear that his notion of sense is different from what is now ordinarily understood as linguistic meaning; both communal ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198239932.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses and summarizes the topics and concepts that have been discussed in this book. Linguistic meaning, singular thoughts, the brain, and even the behaviour of a person are some of ... More


Meaning

Aniruddh D. Patel

in Music, Language, and the Brain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195123753
eISBN:
9780199848034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123753.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Certain inconsistencies can be observed when looking into the relationship between musical and linguistic meaning. As Claude Lévi-Strauss suggests, music is the only language which is simultaneously ... More


Chapter Four Ordinary Meaning, “What Is Said,” and “What Is Communicated”

Brian G. Slocum

in Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter Four continues the account of ordinary meaning where Chapter Three ended. One example where context must be accounted for explicitly involves the assignment of scopes of reference to ... More


Living Wages of Sinn *

Tyler Burge

in Cognition Through Understanding: Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672028
eISBN:
9780191751929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672028.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

‘Living Wages of Sinn’ (2012) distinguishes Frege’s notion of sense from modern notions of linguistic meaning. Senses are ability‐general aspects of thought contents that are associated, in specific ... More


Two Pleas for Modesty

Wolfgang Künne

in Conceptions of Truth

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter starts with an exposition and discussion of Paul Horwich's truth‐theoretical minimalism. I defend it against Davidson's objection, and I complain that it is not minimally contentious ... More


Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Robin Clark

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explains the usefulness of game theory in thinking about a wide range of issues in linguistics. It argues that we use grammar strategically to signal our intended meanings: our choices as ... More


The Limits of Meaning

Scott Soames

in Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138664
eISBN:
9781400833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138664.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between theories of linguistic meaning and theories of language use. This problem—widely known as that of the “semantics–pragmatics interface”—is the focus of ... More


Language Conventions Made Simple *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The conventionality of natural language is captured in much simpler terms than David Lewis’s, displaying its continuity with more rudimentary conventions involving neither coordinations, regular ... More


Truth and Knowledge

P. F. Strawson

in Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198751182
eISBN:
9780191695032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the notion of truth and its relations to the theory of knowledge and linguistic meaning. It examines the conflicts between the Correspondence Theory and the Coherence Theory. ... More


How the Technology Works

Daniel Dor

in The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The technology of language consists of two constitutive components: the symbolic landscape,a collectively coded model of the world, and the communication protocol,a set of normative rules for the ... More


Introduction to Part II

Ernie Lepore and Matthew Stone

in Imagination and Convention: Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717188
eISBN:
9780191785931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717188.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This Introduction outlines the contents of the second part of this book. Part I showed the extent that extant theories differ in their accounts of the relationship between the interpretation of ... More


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