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Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

D. H. Mellor

Abstract

The book collects fifteen previously uncollected philosophical works, including a new defence of ‘success semantics’ and an introduction arguing that philosophy needs no special ‘meta-philosophy’. The chapters are grouped into three parts. Part I is about how the ways we are disposed to act fixes both what we believe and what we use language to mean. Part II is about what there is: the reality of dispositions; what makes beliefs and sentences true; why there is only one universe; and how social groups, and other things with parts, are related to the people and other things that are their parts ... More

Keywords: philosophy, action, belief, meaning, dispositions, multiverse, reduction, mereology, time, Kant, tense, time traval

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645084
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. H. Mellor, author
University of Cambridge (Emeritus)