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Context ex Machina

Kent Bach

in Semantics versus Pragmatics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199251520
eISBN:
9780191719165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251520.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Does the ‘Contextualist Platitude’, that linguistic meaning generally underdetermines speaker meaning, undermine the semantic-pragmatic distinction and support radical-sounding views that go by names ... More


Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

François Recanati

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199226993
eISBN:
9780191710223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226993.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This book argues against the traditional understanding of the semantics/pragmatics divide and puts forward a radical alternative. Through half a dozen case studies, it shows that what an utterance ... More


The Problem of What Is Said

Jennifer M. Saul

in Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199603688
eISBN:
9780191745454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603688.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This chapter canvasses current accounts of what is said and related notions, seeking a notion of what is said that can be used to draw the distinction between lying and merely misleading. It argues ... More


What Is Said

Jennifer M. Saul

in Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199603688
eISBN:
9780191745454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603688.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

This chapter attempts to sketch out the sort of account of what is said that could do the job needed for the lying/misleading distinction.


Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics

Jennifer Mather Saul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199603688
eISBN:
9780191745454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603688.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Many people (both philosophers and not) find it very natural to think that deceiving someone in a way that avoids lying — by merely misleading — is morally preferable to simply lying. Others think ... More


The Phenomenological What Is Said

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The purely phenomenological notion of what is said is explored and contrasted with the theoretically-laden notions developed by Grice, Bach, Recanati, Carston, and others. It’s shown that the ... More


The Experienced Distinction between What Is Said and Implicated Content

Jody Azzouni

in Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the phenomenological notion of implicated content. It’s shown that the distinction between what the nonprofessional perceives as what is said and what is implicated is robust. ... More


Semantics and Context‐Dependence: Towards a Strawsonian Account

Richard G. Heck Jr.

in Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199669592
eISBN:
9780191784316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669592.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers a familiar argument that the ubiquity of context‐dependence threatens the project of natural language semantics, at least as that project has usually been conceived: as ... More


Linguistic Pragmatism

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/9780198851134.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter articulates and defends linguistic pragmatism as a linguistic hypothesis that language alone underdetermines truth conditions (or what is said), and doesn’t even provide a variable ... More


Speaking About Oneself

Isidora Stojanovic

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that not only de se thought, but also de se speech, is interestingly different from other forms of thought/speech. It is shown that we have reasons to be unhappy with the ... More


What is Said

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a new theory of the notion of what is said that is central to the book’s account of assertion, and hence of lying. It argues that what is said by utterances, in context, is ... More


The Difference between Lying and Misleading

Andreas Stokke

in Lying and Insincerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198825968
eISBN:
9780191865022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825968.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The notions of what is said and assertion, as relative to questions under discussion, are used to provide an account of the lying-misleading distinction. The chapter argues that utterances are ... More


Information and Content

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

in Impossible Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter conceptualizes information in terms of ruling out scenarios. It discusses informative identity statements, which give rise to Frege’s puzzle, and the problem understanding how a valid ... More


The truth-conditional approach to meaning

Patrick Duffley

in Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198850700
eISBN:
9780191885648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850700.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that the autonomous syntax postulate leads to a view of semantics as interfacing with syntax only once the latter has autonomously generated a sentential sequence, which is then ... More


Semantic Perception: How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists

Jody Azzouni

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199967407
eISBN:
9780199346066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967407.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Human involuntarily experience certain physical items, products of human actions, and human actions themselves, as having meaning-properties: for example, as possessing meaning, as referring, or as ... More


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