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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


Surveying the Terrain

Emma Borg

in Pursuing Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces and defines the approach of semantic minimalism and contrasts it with the opposing approaches of indexicalism, contextualism, semantic relativism, and occasionalism. It argues ... More


The Descriptive Theory

Kevin Scharp

in Replacing Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653850
eISBN:
9780191760631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653850.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 9 introduces the descriptive theory, on which a truth predicate of a natural language is assessment-sensitive, which means that it has the same content in every context of utterance, but its ... More


A Relativistic Approach to Some Philosophical Problems

Peter Unger

in Philosophical Relativity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155532
eISBN:
9780199833818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515553X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Applies the semantic relativism developed in the previous chapters to key terms in several philosophical debates in order to establish philosophical relativity. In all of these cases, invariantism ... More


The Competition

Bryan R. Weaver and Kevin Scharp

in Semantics for Reasons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832621
eISBN:
9780191871184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832621.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Chapter 4 shows why QUD Reasons Contextualism is preferable to its competitors. In particular, it considers Stephen Finlay’s conceptual analysis of reasons locutions, an expressivist view of reasons ... More


Squaring Pragmatism with Linguistic Meaning

John Collins

in Linguistic Pragmatism and Weather Reporting

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198851134
eISBN:
9780191885877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851134.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter has three major tasks. Firstly, I show how the conception of linguistic pragmatism on offer squares with certain features of standard truth-conditional approaches to meaning, especially ... More


Alternatives?

Peter Baumann

in Epistemic Contextualism: A Defense

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754312
eISBN:
9780191815980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754312.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This final chapter discusses alternatives to contextualism. Since classical invariantism has been a foil for the whole discussion in the book, it needs no special, repeated treatment here. Rather, ... More


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