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Conversation and Responsibility

Conversation and Responsibility

Michael McKenna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

Moral responsibility can be explained by analogy with a conversation. The relation between a morally responsible agent and those who hold her morally responsible is like the relation between a ... More

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

The Philosophy of Generative Linguistics

Peter Ludlow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199258536
eISBN:
9780191725432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258536.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This work explores some of the many interesting philosophical issues that arise in the conduct of generative linguistics. There are three basic themes that are woven throughout the work. The first ... More

Referential MechanicsDirect Reference and the Foundations of Semantics

Referential Mechanics: Direct Reference and the Foundations of Semantics

Joseph Almog

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199314379
eISBN:
9780199349487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314379.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

The essay is focused on understanding a key new idea in modern semantics—direct reference—and its integration in a general semantics for natural language. In the first three chapters, three different ... More

Truth-Conditional Pragmatics

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

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