- The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language
- List of Contributors
- Frege's Contribution to Philosophy of Language
- Wittgenstein on Language: From Simples to Samples
- Philosophy of Language in the Twentieth Century
- Language as Internal
- Languages and Idiolects: Their Language and Ours
- Rule‐Following, Meaning, and Normativity
- Naturalist Theories of Meaning
- Truth and Meaning
- Meaning Holism
- Indeterminacy of Translation
- Intention‐Based Semantics
- Propositional Content
- Conceptual Role Semantics
- Semantic Internalism and Externalism
- Relevance Theory—New Directions and Developments
- The Distinction between Semantics and Pragmatics
- The Essence of Reference
- Predicate Reference
- Names and Natural Kind Terms
- What Does it Take to Refer?
- Formal Semantics
- Two‐Dimensional Semantics
- The Pragmatics of the Logical Constants
- Logical Form and LF
- Semantics for Nondeclaratives
- Speech Acts and Performatives
- Meaning and Reference: Some Chomskian Themes
- What I Know When I Know a Language
- Realism and Antirealism
- Shared Content
- The Perils and Pleasures of Interpretation
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This article begins by distinguishing force and mood. Then it lays out desiderata on a successful account. It sketches as background the program of truth-theoretic semantics. Next, it surveys assimilation approaches and argues that they are inadequate. Then it shows how the fulfillment-conditional approach can be applied to imperatives, interrogatives, molecular sentences containing them, and quantification into mood markers. Next, it considers briefly the recent set of propositions approach to the semantics of interrogatives and exclamatives. Finally, it shows how to integrate exclamatives and optatives into a framework similar to the fulfillment approach.
Daniel Boisvert, California State University, Bakersfield
Kirk Ludwig is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. He is author of numerous articles in the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Recent publications include “Vagueness and the Sorites Paradox” with Greg Ray, Philosophical Perspectives (2002); “The Mind-Body Problem: An Overview,” The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind (2002); “Outline of a Truth Conditional Semantics for Tense,” with Ernest Lepore, in Tense, Time, and Reference (2002); “What Is Logical Form?” with Ernest Lepore, in Logical Form and Language (Oxford University Press, 2002); “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Complex Demonstratives,” with Ernest Lepore, Mind (2000). He is editor of Donald Davidson, Contemporary Philosophy in Focus (2003), and he is completing a book with Ernest Lepore, Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality (Oxford University Press, 2003).
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