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The Roots of Reference

Timothy McCarthy

in Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145069
eISBN:
9780199833436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145062.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Applies the ‘Conformal Framework’ developed in Ch. 2 to some problems of the classical theory of reference, namely, to the question of how the reference of expressions in specific problem categories, ... More


Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Timothy McCarthy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145069
eISBN:
9780199833436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145062.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Attempts to offer a response to Quine's arguments for the indeterminacy of reference and translation by developing an original theory of radical interpretation, i.e. the project of characterising ... More


On the Coherence of Vague Predicates

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is concerned to diagnose, and defuse, the plausibility of the universally quantified major premises in standard Sorites paradoxes. The two constituent theses of what is termed the ... More


Language-Mastery and the Sorites Paradox

Crispin Wright

in The Riddle of Vagueness: Selected Essays 1975-2020

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780199277339
eISBN:
9780191915710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277339.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter, originally written for Gareth Evans’s and John McDowell’s edited anthology of papers, Truth and Meaning, on the philosophical issues raised by Davidsonian truth-theoretic semantics for ... More


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