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The Transcendence of Truth

Jody Azzouni

in Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187137
eISBN:
9780199850570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187137.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A notion is immanent when defined for a particular language; transcendent when directed to languages generally. This chapter deals with Tarski’ theory of language. Truth, explicated Tarski-style, ... More


Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Robert Fiengo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208418
eISBN:
9780191695735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208418.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines a central phenomenon of language — the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of ... More


Introduction: Defectiveness: Typology and Diachrony

Matthew Baerman and Greville G. Corbett

in Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A defective word is defined by paradigm as incomplete compared with the major class it belongs to. Defectiveness signifies the unwanted intrusion of morphological idiosyncrasy into syntax. Although ... More


Language 1

Bart Nooteboom

in Learning and Innovation in Organizations and Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241002
eISBN:
9780191696886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241002.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Insight is needed, in particular, into the variability of meaning and processes of meaning change. This chapter considers the ‘hermeneutic circle’. Together with the theory of knowledge and cognitive ... More


Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages

Donald Davidson

in Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246298
eISBN:
9780191715181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246297.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Davidson asks what properties a language must have to be learnable. He criticizes a (then) popular response that models the order of language acquisition on the epistemological priority of the types ... More


The Cybernetic Unconscious

Lydia H. Liu

in The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486826
eISBN:
9780226486840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486840.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the work of Jacques Lacan and his 1954–55 seminars. It proposes a new interpretation of Lacan's theory of language and the symbolic chain and his notion of the unconscious by ... More


A Christian Theologia

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A Christian Theologia. This chapter considers Abelard’s Theologia Christiana, his revision and development of the treatise condemned at Soissons. In this work, Abelard deepens his ... More


Friedrich Schlegel on Textual Communication

Márton Dornbach

in Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Schlegel’s critical response to Fichte, and especially to the metaphilosophical concerns of the 1796/1797 version of the Science of Knowledge, was central to the emergence of Schlegel’s striking ... More


Facts about human language relevant to its evolution

Steven Pinker

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter contends that an important source of evidence that has been neglected in the study of language evolution is the language itself. Thus, in this chapter, some basic facts about the ... More


Language Beliefs and the Management of Endangered Languages

Bernard Spolsky

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Language beliefs and ideologies constitute a central component of a theory of language policy. The other interrelated but independent components are the language practices of the community being ... More


Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Alison Lumsden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Walter Scott's startlingly contemporary approach to theories of language and the creative impact of this on his work are explored in this new study, which examines the linguistic diversity and ... More


Heidegger's Critique of Subjectivity and the Poetic Turn

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language: Toward a New Poetics of Dasein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223602
eISBN:
9780823235254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223602.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Martin Heidegger's poetics, especially its Hölderlinian elements, can be understood only within the context of a consideration of his theory of Being in its broader ... More


Free Will

Richard Swinburne

in Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662562
eISBN:
9780191748394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662562.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

Contrary to language-of-thought theory and in agreement with connectionism, there could not be causal laws relating types of particular conscious events to types of particular brain events, but only ... More


The Nature and Origin of Language

Denis Bouchard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681624
eISBN:
9780191761584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The most important is that it provides a good test for linguistic theories. It considers some current scenarios of the emergence of language. Some assume that language is a culturally evolved system ... More


Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Patrick Hanks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018579
eISBN:
9780262312851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a wide-ranging empirical investigation of word use and meaning in language. It fills the need for a lexically based, corpus-driven theoretical approach that will help people ... More


Friedrich Schlegel

Michael N. Forster

in German Philosophy of Language: From Schlegel to Hegel and beyond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199604814
eISBN:
9780191809941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199604814.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on Friedrich Schlegel, the main founder of German Romanticism. Schlegel made groundbreaking contributions to the theory of language, hermeneutics, and general aesthetics. He was ... More


The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology

Daniel Dor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190256623
eISBN:
9780190256647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256623.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The book suggests a new perspective on the essence of human language. This enormous achievement of our species is best characterized as a communication technology—not unlike the social media on the ... More


Language as Cognitive Labels

Douglas Robinson

in Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019477
eISBN:
9780262314909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019477.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Interrogates Adams and Aizawa’s attempt to protect the intracraniality of “true cognition” by excluding the transcraniality of natural language from cognitive processing. This attempt is first traced ... More


Grammar, Psychology, and Indeterminacy

Stephen Stich

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter offers an account of what the grammarian is saying of an expression when he says it is grammatical, or a noun phrase, or ambiguous, or the subject of a certain sentence. More generally, ... More


The lexical–constructional debate

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Arguments for lexical approaches to argument structure are presented in this special chapter co-authored with Stefan Müller. The chapter begins with a historical review of the pendulum between ... More


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