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Meaning without Truth
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Meaning without Truth

Stefano Predelli

Abstract

This book discusses the relationships between two fundamental semantic notions, meaning and truth. Part one (chapters 1–3) begins with the study of phenomena that have little or nothing to do with meaning’s effects on truth, and I warn against a ‘Fallacy of Misplaced Character’. The examples taken into consideration here are cases such as ‘there sometimes exist sentences containing exactly eight words’, ‘I am now uttering a non-contradictory sentence’, or ‘I exist’. Part two (chapters 4–7) moves on to other instances that bear no interesting relations with truth-conditions, but which, unlike t ... More

Keywords: semantics, indexical, non truth-conditional meaning, interjection, slurs, vocatives, quotation, demonstratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Predelli, author
University of Nottingham

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