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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

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

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

Conjoining MeaningsSemantics Without Truth Values

Conjoining Meanings: Semantics Without Truth Values

Paul M. Pietroski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812722
eISBN:
9780191850516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812722.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Humans naturally acquire languages that connect meanings with pronunciations. These distinctive languages are described here as generative procedures that respect substantive constraints. Children ... More

Describing OurselvesWittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, ... More

Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Gerhard Preyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In recent decades the analysis of the connection of truth, meaning, and the mental has been a major philosophical question, and Donald Davidson has brought together these subjects in a unified theory ... More

Hume Variations

Hume Variations

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book looks to David Hume for help in advancing our understanding of the mind. The book claims his Treatise of Human Nature as the foundational document of cognitive science: it launched the ... More

The Inessential IndexicalOn the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

When we represent the world in language, in thought, or in perception, we often represent it from a perspective. We say and think that the meeting is happening now, that it is hot here, that I am in ... More

Knowledge in an Uncertain World

Knowledge in an Uncertain World

Jeremy Fantl and Matthew McGrath

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550623
eISBN:
9780191722684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550623.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book is an exploration of the relation between knowledge, reasons, and justification. According to the primary argument of the book, you can rely on what you know in action and belief, because ... More

LOT 2The Language of Thought Revisited

LOT 2: The Language of Thought Revisited

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199548774
eISBN:
9780191721106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548774.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book presents a new development of the famous Language of Thought hypothesis, which has since the 1970s been at the centre of interdisciplinary debate about how the mind works. The book defends ... More

Meaning, Mind, and MatterPhilosophical Essays

Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199580781
eISBN:
9780191595264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In these chapters this book attempts to come to terms with the views that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language, that thought and language are ... More

Mental Files

Mental Files

François Recanati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book attempts to recast the ‘nondescriptivist’ approach to reference that has dominated the philosophy of language and mind in the late twentieth-century in terms of mental files. According to ... More

Mental Files in Flux

Mental Files in Flux

François Recanati

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a sequel to Recanati’s Mental Files (OUP 2012), and pursues the exploration of the mental file framework for thinking about concepts and singular reference. Mental files are based on ... More

MetaphorIts Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure

Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure

Eva Feder Kittay

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242468
eISBN:
9780191680472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242468.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book provides a philosophical theory explicating the cognitive contribution of metaphor. Metaphor effects a transference of meaning, not between two terms, but between two structured domains of ... More

Narrow Content

Narrow Content

Juhani Yli-Vakkuri and John Hawthorne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198785965
eISBN:
9780191860843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Narrow mental content, if there is such a thing, is content that is entirely determined by the goings-on inside the head of the thinker. A central topic in the philosophy of mind since the mid-1970s ... More

New Essays on Singular Thought

New Essays on Singular Thought

Robin Jeshion (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199567881
eISBN:
9780191722783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book presents ten new essays about singular (de re) thought by a distinguished international group of philosophers of mind and language, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editor. ... More

Non-Propositional Intentionality

Non-Propositional Intentionality

Alex Grzankowski and Michelle Montague (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198732570
eISBN:
9780191796807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732570.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book is about the possibility and the prospects of making sense of non-propositional intentionality. Intentionality lies at the centre of a great deal of the philosophy of mind and, by and ... More

The Philosophy of Charles TravisLanguage, Thought, and Perception

The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

John Collins and Tamara Dobler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The work of Charles Travis belongs to the analytical tradition, yet is also radically at odds with many assumptions characteristic of the tradition. Such an approach, while being at odds with some ... More

Pursuing Meaning

Pursuing Meaning

Emma Borg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book examines some recent answers to the questions of how and where to draw the divide between semantics (roughly, features of the literal meaning of linguistic items) and pragmatics (roughly, ... More

The Reference Book

The Reference Book

John Hawthorne and David Manley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693672
eISBN:
9780191739002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693672.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book critically examines some widespread views about the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought. It begins by denying that either is tied to a special ... More

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