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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

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

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

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

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

Context and the AttitudesMeaning in Context, Volume 1

Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book collects thirteen seminal essays on semantics and propositional attitudes. These chapters develop a nuanced account of the semantics and pragmatics of our talk about such attitudes, an ... More

Deontic Modality

Deontic Modality

Nate Charlow and Matthew Chrisman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An extraordinary amount of recent work by philosophers of language, meta-ethicists, and semanticists has focused on the meaning and function of language expressing normative concepts having to do ... More

Epistemic Modality

Epistemic Modality

Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book contains chapters on epistemic modality by top researchers in the area. Several chapters about the question of what kind of possibilities epistemic possibilities ask: What kind of a ... More

Fixing Reference

Fixing Reference

Imogen Dickie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198755616
eISBN:
9780191816758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book develops an account of aboutness-fixing for thoughts about ordinary objects, and of reference-fixing for the singular terms we use to express them. Extant discussions of this part of ... More

Indeterminate IdentityMetaphysics and Semantics

Indeterminate Identity: Metaphysics and Semantics

Terence Parsons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250449
eISBN:
9780191681301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250449.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The author presents a lively and original study of philosophical questions about identity, such as: Is a person identical with that person's body? Puzzles of this kind have not been solved. This book ... More

Know How

Know How

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The thesis of this book is that knowing how to do something amounts to knowing facts. The facts are those that answer a question about how one could do it. Elaborating the conception of knowledge how ... More

Knowledge Ascriptions

Knowledge Ascriptions

Jessica Brown and Mikkel Gerken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693702
eISBN:
9780191741265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Knowledge ascriptions, such as ‘Sam knows that Obama is president of the United States’, play a central role in our cognitive and social lives. For example, they are closely related to epistemic ... More

The Metaphysics of Truth

The Metaphysics of Truth

Douglas Edwards

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198758693
eISBN:
9780191818615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758693.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

What is truth? What role does truth play in the connections between language and the world? What is the relationship between truth and being? The Metaphysics of Truth tackles these fundamental ... More

MetasemanticsNew Essays on the Foundations of Meaning

Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning

Alexis Burgess and Brett Sherman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199669592
eISBN:
9780191784316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669592.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This book comprises new work on the philosophical foundations of linguistic semantics by a diverse group of established and emerging experts in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and the theory ... More

Mind, Meaning, and KnowledgeThemes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Annalisa Coliva (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199278053
eISBN:
9780191745386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278053.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this BOOK, the first one of two volumes dedicated to Crispin Wright, thirteen chapters discuss some of the main themes in the philosophy of one of Great Britain’s most important living ... More

Necessary IntentionalityA Study in the Metaphysics of Aboutness

Necessary Intentionality: A Study in the Metaphysics of Aboutness

Ori Simchen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608515
eISBN:
9780191738241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608515.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Are words and thoughts necessarily about what they are about or are they only contingently so? This book defends the former alternative against the latter by articulating a requisite modal background ... More

The Nonexistent

The Nonexistent

Anthony Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674794
eISBN:
9780191758102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This book argues for an anti-realist view of fictional objects. More precisely it develops and defends a pretense-theoretic account of our talk and thought that purports to be about such things. On ... More

Ontology Without Borders

Ontology Without Borders

Jody Azzouni

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190622558
eISBN:
9780190622589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622558.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Part I is metametaphysics. Quantifier variance views are criticized, and it’s shown that ontological debate, to be cogent, requires a single existence concept shared by debate participants. Natural ... More

Propositions

Propositions

Trenton Merricks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has two main goals. The first is to show that there are propositions. The second is to defend an account of their nature. While pursuing these goals, the text draws a variety of ... More

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