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The A Priori  

Christopher Peacocke

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
The existence and nature of the a priori are defining issues for philosophy. A philosopher's attitude to the a priori is a touchstone for his whole approach to the subject. Sometimes, as ... More

Ars Characteristica, Logical Calculus, and Natural Languages  

Massimo Mugnai

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Dec 2018
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Jul 2015
This chapter discusses Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz’s philosophical reflections on ars characteristica (“characteristic art,” the art of forming and arranging characters so that they agree ... More

Ascriber Contextualism  

Stewart Cohen

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
This article describes the concept of ascriber contextualism in relation to skepticism. It explains that ascriber contextualism in epistemology is the view that the truth conditions for ... More

Assertion  

Mitchell S. Green

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Jan 2017
Assertion is here approached as a social practice developed through cultural evolution. This perspective will facilitate inquiry into questions concerning what role assertion plays in ... More

Assertion and Convention  

Mitchell S. Green

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Nov 2018
In light of a view of assertion as a product of cultural evolution, we disentangle a number of distinct questions that might be raised concerning the relation of assertion to convention ... More

Assertion and Fiction  

Manuel García-Carpintero

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Nov 2018
This article discusses three issues about the relations between fiction and assertion that have figured prominently in recent debates. In the first section, it addresses questions about ... More

Assertion and Mindreading  

William S. Horton

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Nov 2018
Pragmatic accounts of assertion commonly assume that language users engage in some form of mindreading. For example, Stalnaker proposed that the critical context for any assertion is the ... More

Assertion, Saying, and Propositional Complexity in Wittgenstein's Tractatus  

Colin Johnston

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Ludwig Wittgenstein responds in his Notes on Logic to a discussion of Bertrand Russell's 1903 Principles of Mathematics concerning assertion. In Principles of Mathematics, Russell makes a ... More

Austin on Asserting and Knowing  

Robert Fiengo

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Nov 2018
Austin argued that asserting is a family of four systematically related illocutionary acts: that, when we assert, we are always either Calling an item something, or Describing an item as ... More

Causation and Semantic Content  

Frank Jackson

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Nov 2009
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Jan 2010
How does causation enter the picture? Belief is a state shaped by the world, a state that seeks to fit the world; desire is a state that shapes the world, that seeks to make the world fit ... More

Commitment Accounts of Assertion  

Lionel Shapiro

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Nov 2018
According to commitment accounts of assertion, asserting is committing oneself to something’s being the case, where such commitment is understood in terms of norms governing a social ... More

Compositionality  

Josh Dever

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
The question of whether natural languages have compositional semantics continues to attract considerable interest, as do questions about the reasons for wanting compositionality, the ... More

Concepts and Possession Conditions  

Christopher Peacocke

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Jan 2009
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Sep 2009
The first virtue of the rough characterization of concepts in terms of ways of thinking of objects and properties, and their role in that-clauses, is that it highlights the relation ... More

Conceptual Role Semantics  

Mark Greenberg and Gilbert Harman

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Conceptual role semantics (CRS) is the view that the meanings of expressions of a language (or other symbol system) or the contents of mental states are determined or explained by the role ... More

Counterfactuals  

Julian Reiss

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article, which is concerned with counterfactuals insofar as they relate to causal inference about singular events, concentrates on counterfactuals that are closely connected to claims ... More

De Se Assertion  

Isidora Stojanovic

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Dec 2018
De se attitudes, that is, attitudes that we have about ourselves in a first-personal way, have long been recognized as interestingly different from other attitudes. However, speech acts ... More

Deflationism  

Dorit Bar-On and Keith Simmons

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
There is a core metaphysical claim shared by all deflationists: truth is not a genuine, substantive property. But anyone who denies that truth is a genuine property must still make sense ... More

The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy  

Oskari Kuusela

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
In the Preface to Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein distinguishes between two aspects of the relation of his later work to his early philosophy, and between two senses in ... More

The Distinction between Semantics and Pragmatics  

Zoltán Gendler Szabó

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Semantics is the study of linguistic meaning, or more precisely, the study of the relation between linguistic expressions and their meanings. This article gives a sketch of the ... More

Dynamic Semantics  

Karen Lewis

This article focuses on foundational issues in dynamic and static semantics, specifically on what is conceptually at stake between the dynamic framework and the truth-conditional ... More

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