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Nondescriptive Meaning

Wayne A. Davis

in Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference: An Ideational Semantics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199261659
eISBN:
9780191603099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261652.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows how the expression theory can account for four cases of nondescriptive meaning: interjections, syncategorematic terms, words with conventional implicatures, and non-declarative ... More


Locke and Port-Royal on Affirmation, Negation, and Other Postures of the Mind

Laurent Jaffro

in Locke and Cartesian Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198815037
eISBN:
9780191852855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815037.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter claims that in order to understand Locke’s doctrine of assent, his philosophy of mind needs to be seen in conjunction with his philosophy of language, which in turn gains from being ... More


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