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Yablo, Stephen

Works: 7 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 1,830 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Stephen Yablo
Most widely held works by Stephen Yablo
Aboutness by Stephen Yablo( )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness-features of particular mental states. Materialists sometimes claim to have grounded aboutness in natural regularities. Attempts have even been made, in library science and information theory, to operationalize the notion. But it has played no real role in philosophical semantics. This is surprising; sentences have aboutness-properties if anything does. Aboutness is the first book to examine through a philosophical lens the role of subject matter in meaning. A long-standing tradition sees meaning as truth-conditions, to be specified by listing the scenarios in which a sentence is true. Nothing is said about the principle of selection--about what in a scenario gets it onto the list. Subject matter is the missing link here. A sentence is true because of how matters stand where its subject matter is concerned. Stephen Yablo maintains that this is not just a feature of subject matter, but its essence. One indicates what a sentence is about by mapping out logical space according to its changing ways of being true or false. The notion of content that results--directed content--is brought to bear on a range of philosophical topics, including ontology, verisimilitude, knowledge, loose talk, assertive content, and philosophical methodology. Written by one of today's leading philosophers, Aboutness represents a major advance in semantics and the philosophy of language
Thoughts : papers on mind, meaning, and modality by Stephen Yablo( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 12 essays Stephen Yablo presents a modern-day examination of Cartesian themes in the metaphysics of mind, including mental/physical dualism, the possibility of disembodied existence, conceivability as a guide to possibility, and the nature of solipsistic content
Things : papers on objects, events, and properties by Stephen Yablo( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Things is a collection of twelve metaphysical essays by Stephen Yablo. The essays address a range of first-order topics, including identity, coincidence, essence, existence, causation, and properties. Some first-order debates are not worth pursuing, Yablo maintains; there is nothing at issue in them. Several of the papers explore the meta-ontology of abstract objects, and more generally of objects that are 'preconceived', their principal features being settled already by their job descriptions. Yablo rejects standard forms of fictionalism, opting ultimately for a view that puts presupposition in the role normally played by pretense. Almost all of Yablo's published work on these topics is collected here, along with the previously unpublished 'Carving Content at the Joints'."--Page 4 of cover
Philosophical papers by Stephen Yablo( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by Stephen Yablo( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian philosophers : celebrating twenty years of the CJP( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Thoughts : papers on mind, meaning, and modality
Things : papers on objects, events, and properties
Alternative Names
Stephen Yablo philosophe

Стефан Ябло


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