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Meaning and Normativity

Allan Gibbard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646074
eISBN:
9780191741968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646074.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The concepts of meaning and mental content resist naturalistic analysis and this, Kripke’s Wittgenstein suggests, is because these concepts are normative. The book draws, motivates, and sketches an ... More


Introduction

Allan Gibbard

in Meaning and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646074
eISBN:
9780191741968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646074.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Kripke’s Wittgenstein suggests that questions of meaning are normative. This would make the meaning of ‘meaning’ part of an expanded metaethics. The strong normativity thesis that the book elaborates ... More


Meaning and Plans

Allan Gibbard

in Meaning and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646074
eISBN:
9780191741968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646074.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This chapter joins the previous normative metatheory of meaning, which was couched in terms of Ewing’s primitive ought, to expressivism for this ought. Ought beliefs are treated as something like ... More


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