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Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More


Facades

Christopher Pincock

in Mathematics and Scientific Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757107
eISBN:
9780199932313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757107.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Mark Wilson’s book Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behavior is considered in this chapter. Wilson argues that common views on mathematical and scientific concepts distort our ... More


Assertion and Assertoric Content

Sanford C. Goldberg

in Assertion: On the Philosophical Significance of Assertoric Speech

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732488
eISBN:
9780191796708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732488.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter brings to bear the hypothesis that assertion is answerable to an epistemic norm on further issues pertaining to the interpretation of assertions. By combining some of the results from ... More


Semantic Content in Aquinas and Ockham

Gyula Klima

in Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732495
eISBN:
9780191796715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732495.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy

In the wake of contemporary turns to externalist theories of mind and language, historians of philosophy have re-evaluated philosophical theories of linguistic content from the past. Motivated in ... More


Semantic Internalism and the Grounds of Intentionality

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Scotus rejects the view that the representational content of a cognitive act is fixed by its causal relations to an external object. He holds instead that this content is fixed simply by the internal ... More


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