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Extension III Predicates of Personal Taste and Evaluation

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 7 starts by examining “predicates of personal taste” (PPTs). It is argued that PPTs are an instance of a more interesting category of evaluational predicates, including PPTs, aesthetic ... More


A Semantic Framework for Aesthetic Expressions

Berit Brogaard

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though predicates of personal taste (PPT) have been given a considerable amount of attention, aesthetic expressions have not. Perhaps this is because it is assumed that aesthetic expressions function ... More


Maggots Are Delicious, Sunsets Hideous: False, or Do You Just Disagree? Data on Truth Relativism about Judgments of Personal Taste and Aesthetics

Dylan Murray

in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy Volume 3

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852407
eISBN:
9780191886867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852407.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

On the one hand, judgments about taste and aesthetics seem somehow more subjective than other judgments—those about matters of descriptive fact, for instance. On the other hand, it seems we sometimes ... More


Aesthetic Negotiation

Tim Sundell

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

How similar are predicates of personal taste (PPT) to aesthetic adjectives? One difference seems to be in the degree to which we aim to “get things right” when we make claims involving these terms. ... More


The non-modality of opinion verbs

David-Étienne Bouchard

in Modality Across Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198718208
eISBN:
9780191787539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718208.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interpretation of predicates of personal taste and epistemic modals. Specifically, I argue that while there are some interpretive similarities between the two, they ... More


Aesthetic Adjectives

Louise McNally and Isidora Stojanovic

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

There has been a recent outburst of interest in predicates such as delicious, called predicates of personal taste (PPTs), but the question of whether or how we can distinguish aesthetic predicates ... More


Contextualism and the New Relativism

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A trio of ‘isms’ – contextualism, expressivism and relativism – have been used to characterize alternative approaches to semantics/pragmatics, though it remains controversial how these doctrines ... More


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