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Charles Travis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230334

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Occasion-Sensitivity
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Charles Travis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the meaning of occasion-sensitivity. Specifically, it argues that occasion-sensitivity is the answer to the question: when would what we say be true? The philosophies of Austin, Frege, and Grice are considered. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   truth, language, thought, Austin, Frege, Grice

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