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Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Friederike Moltmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Abstract objects such as properties, propositions, numbers, degrees, and expression types are at the centre of many philosophical debates. Philosophers and linguists alike generally hold the view ... More

The Aesthetics of Argument

The Aesthetics of Argument

Martin Warner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737117
eISBN:
9780191800658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737117.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Argument and imagination are often interdependent. This book is concerned with how this relationship may bear on argument’s concern with truth, not just persuasion, and with the enhancement of ... More

Approaches to Intentionality

Approaches to Intentionality

William Lyons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

What is intentionality? Intentionality is a distinguishing characteristic of states of mind such as beliefs, thoughts, wishes, dreams, and desires, which are about things outside themselves. This ... More

Asking QuestionsUsing meaningful structures to imply ignorance

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

AssertionNew Philosophical Essays

Assertion: New Philosophical Essays

Jessica Brown and Herman Cappelen (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199573004
eISBN:
9780191595127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573004.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume brings together new chapters on assertion by leading epistemologists and philosophers of language. The chapters are arranged into two sections. The chapters in the first section address ... More

Assessment SensitivityRelative Truth and its Applications

Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications

John MacFarlane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682751
eISBN:
9780191781636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book is about how we might make sense of the idea that truth is relative, and how we might use this idea to give satisfying accounts of parts of our thought and talk that have resisted ... More

AssuranceAn Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

Assurance: An Austinian View of Knowledge and Knowledge Claims

Krista Lawlor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657896
eISBN:
9780191748127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Claiming to know is more than making a report about one's epistemic position; one also offers one's assurance to others. What is an assurance? This book unites J. L. Austin's insights about the ... More

Attitude ProblemsAn Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Graeme Forbes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. This problem presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made ... More

Bad WordsPhilosophical Perspectives on Slurs

Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs

David Sosa (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198758655
eISBN:
9780191818578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is a collection of new articles on the topic of slurs and other derogatory terms and problematic language. The articles are written by some of the leading contributors to the field. Slurs ... More

Being ForEvaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Mark Schroeder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Expressivism — the sophisticated contemporary incarnation of the noncognitivist research program of Ayer, Stevenson, and Hare — is no longer the province of metaethicists alone. Its comprehensive ... More

Between Logic and the WorldAn Integrated Theory of Generics

Between Logic and the World: An Integrated Theory of Generics

Bernhard Nickel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199640003
eISBN:
9780191822049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Between Logic and the World presents a theory of generic sentences and the kind–directed modes of thought they express. Generics are generalizations we use in the everyday and the higher-level ... More

Between Saying and DoingTowards an Analytic Pragmatism

Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Robert B. Brandom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542871
eISBN:
9780191715662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542871.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book aims to reconcile pragmatism (in both its classical American and its Wittgensteinian forms) with analytic philosophy. It investigates relations between the meaning of linguistic expressions ... More

Beyond ConceptsUnicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Beyond Concepts: Unicepts, Language, and Natural Information

Ruth Garrett Millikan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198717195
eISBN:
9780191785948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book weaves together themes from natural ontology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and information, areas of inquiry that have not recently been treated together. The sprawling topic ... More

Beyond RigidityThe Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Naming and Necessity Saul Kripke undermined descriptive analyses of names by showing that names are rigid designators; thereby telling us what their meanings are not, but not what they are. In ... More

Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

Gerhard Preyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198791492
eISBN:
9780191868573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791492.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The study of meaning in language embraces a diverse range of problems and methods. Philosophers think through the relationship between language and he world; linguists document speakers’ knowledge of ... More

The Case for ContextualismKnowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Vol. 1

The Case for Contextualism: Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, Vol. 1

Keith DeRose

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564460
eISBN:
9780191721410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Contextualism is the view that the epistemic standards that a subject must meet in order for a sentence attributing knowledge to her to be true vary according to the contexts in which those sentences ... More

Category Mistakes

Category Mistakes

Ofra Magidor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199572977
eISBN:
9780191758942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572977.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Category mistakes are sentences such as ‘Green ideas sleep furiously’ or ‘The theory of relativity is eating breakfast’. Such sentences strike most speakers as highly infelicitous, and the main aim ... More

The Conception of Value

The Conception of Value

Paul Grice and Judith Baker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243877
eISBN:
9780191697302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243877.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The works of Paul Grice collected in this volume present his metaphysical defence of value, and represent a modern attempt to provide a metaphysical foundation for value. Value judgements are viewed ... More

Conceptions of Truth

Conceptions of Truth

Wolfgang Künne

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241316
eISBN:
9780191597831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241317.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The book is organized around a flowchart comprising 16 key questions concerning truth, ranging from ‘Is truth a property?’ to ‘Is truth epistemically constrained?’. It expounds and engages with the ... More

A Confusion of the SpheresKierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229826
eISBN:
9780191710766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Cursory allusions to the relation between Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein are common in philosophical literature, but there has been little in the way of serious and comprehensive commentary on the ... More

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