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Referential Semantics for Narrow Ψ‐Languages

Peter Ludlow

in The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter considers the possibility of language/world relations. Criticisms from Chomsky are engaged, and a bite the bullet strategy is advocated in which there is a kind of language/world ... More


Reference beyond the Perceptual Circle

Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in Minds without Meanings: An Essay on the Content of Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027908
eISBN:
9780262320320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027908.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines reference beyond the perceptual circle (PC) based on the argument that whatever is outside the PC that can be referred to must be causally connected, in one way or another, to ... More


The Illusion of Semantic Reference

Christopher Gauker

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Many contemporary philosophers of language have given up on the idea that there will be a satisfactory analysis of the relation of reference in terms of which referential semantics explicates truth ... More


An Integrated View of Phonetics, Phonology, and Prosody

D. Robert Ladd

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

“Phonetics, phonology, and prosody” do not, as might be thought, constitute a set of three separate subsystems of language: linguistic sound systems have both phonetic and phonological aspects, and ... More


Concepts: A Pragmatist Theory

Susan Schneider

in The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015578
eISBN:
9780262295833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015578.003.0071
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses pragmatic atomism as a psychological element of language of thought’s (LOT) referential semantics and features. Ironically, the conceptual atomism created here is drawn from ... More


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