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Wandering SignificanceAn Essay on Conceptual Behaviour$
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Mark Wilson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.001.0001

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* SEMANTIC MIMICRY

* SEMANTIC MIMICRY

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(p.567) 9* SEMANTIC MIMICRY
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Wandering Significance
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0009

Distinct forms of linguistic strategy can masquerade for one another quite ably — early chapters illustrated how serious philosophical confusions often arise when a facade-structured language is mistaken for a simpler, classical usage. In this chapter, some of Hume's celebrated worries about causation are traced to several allied forms of semantic masquerade.

Keywords:   linguistic strategy, causation, mechanism, semantic counterfeit, design, prediction

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