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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

The Aesthetics of Argument

The Aesthetics of Argument

Martin Warner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737117
eISBN:
9780191800658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737117.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Argument and imagination are often interdependent. This book is concerned with how this relationship may bear on argument’s concern with truth, not just persuasion, and with the enhancement of ... More

Approaches to Intentionality

Approaches to Intentionality

William Lyons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

What is intentionality? Intentionality is a distinguishing characteristic of states of mind such as beliefs, thoughts, wishes, dreams, and desires, which are about things outside themselves. This ... More

Asking QuestionsUsing meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance

Robert Fiengo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208418
eISBN:
9780191695735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208418.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines a central phenomenon of language — the use of sentences to ask questions. Although there is a sizable literature on the syntax and semantics of interrogatives, the logic of ... 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

Assessment SensitivityRelative Truth and its Applications

Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications

John MacFarlane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682751
eISBN:
9780191781636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book is about how we might make sense of the idea that truth is relative, and how we might use this idea to give satisfying accounts of parts of our thought and talk that have resisted ... 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

Attitude ProblemsAn Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Graeme Forbes

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199274949
eISBN:
9780191699801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. This problem presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made ... More

Being ForEvaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Being For: Evaluating the Semantic Program of Expressivism

Mark Schroeder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534654
eISBN:
9780191715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534654.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Expressivism — the sophisticated contemporary incarnation of the noncognitivist research program of Ayer, Stevenson, and Hare — is no longer the province of metaethicists alone. Its comprehensive ... 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

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