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Soames, Scott

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Works: 41 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 10,816 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: P107, 121.68
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Understanding truth by Scott Soames ( )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this text explores the notion of truth and its role in our ordinary thought, as well as in logical, philosophical and scientific theories
Reference and description the case against two-dimensionalism by Scott Soames ( )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Scott Soames defends the revolution in philosophy led by Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan against attack from those wishing to revive descriptivism in the philosophy of language, internalism in the philosophy of mind and conceptualism in the foundations of modality. Soames explains how, in the last twenty-five years, this attack on the anti-descriptivist revolution has coalesced around a technical development called two dimensional modal logic that seeks to reinterpret the Kripkean categories of the necessary aposteriori and the contingent apriori in ways that drain them of their far-reaching philosophical significance."--BOOK JACKET
What is meaning? by Scott Soames ( )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tradition descending from Frege and Russell has typically treated theories of meaning either as theories of meanings (propositions expressed), or as theories of truth conditions. However, propositions of the classical sort don't exist, and truth conditions can't provide all the information required by a theory of meaning. In this book, one of the world's leading philosophers of language offers a way out of this dilemma. Traditionally conceived, propositions are denizens of a "third realm" beyond mind and matter, "grasped" by mysterious Platonic intuition. As conceived here, they are cognit
Philosophical essays by Scott Soames ( )
21 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two volumes of Philosophical Essays bring together the most important essays written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of language. Scott Soames has selected thirty-one essays spanning nearly three decades of thinking about linguistic meaning and the philosophical significance of language. A judicious collection of old and new, these volumes include sixteen essays published in the 1980s and 1990s, nine published since 2000, and six new essays. The essays in volume 1 investigate: what linguistic meaning is; how the meaning of a sentence is related to the use we make of it; what we should expect from empirical theories of the meaning of the languages we speak; and, how a sound theoretical grasp of the intricate relationship between meaning and use can improve the interpretation of legal texts. The essays in volume 2 illustrate: the significance of linguistic concerns for a broad range of philosophical topics - including the relationship between language and thought; the objects of belief, assertion, and other propositional attitudes; the distinction between metaphysical and epistemic possibility; the nature of necessity, actuality, and possible worlds; the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori; truth, vagueness, and partial definition; and, skepticism about meaning and mind. The two volumes of Philosophical Essays are essential for anyone working on the philosophy of language
Philosophical analysis in the twentieth century by Scott Soames ( Book )
63 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a major, wide-ranging history of analytic philosophy since 1900, told by one of the tradition's leading contemporary figures. The first volume takes the story from 1900 to mid-century. The second brings the history up to date. As Scott Soames tells it, the story of analytic philosophy is one of great but uneven progress, with leading thinkers making important advances toward solving the tradition's core problems. Though no broad philosophical position ever achieved lasting dominance, Soames argues that two methodological developments have, over time, remade the philosophical landscape
Philosophical essays. what it means and how we use it by Scott Soames ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond rigidity the unfinished semantic agenda of Naming and necessity by Scott Soames ( )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soames introduces a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural-kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions
Syntactic argumentation and the structure of English by David M Perlmutter ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This book] presents the major theoretical developments in generative syntax and the empirical arguments motivating them. Beautifully and lucidly written, it is an invaluable resource for working linguists as well as a pedagogical tool of unequaled depth and breadth. The chief focus of the book is syntactic argumentation. Beginning with the fundamentals of generative syntax, it proceeds by a series of gradually unfolding arguments to analyses of some of the most sophisticated proposals. It includes a wide variety of problems that guide the reader in constructing arguments deciding between alternative analyses of syntactic constructions and alternative theoretical formulations. -- Back cover
Philosophy of language by Scott Soames ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book one of the world's foremost philosophers of language presents his unifying vision of the field--its principal achievements, its most pressing current questions, and its most promising future directions. In addition to explaining the progress philosophers have made toward creating a theoretical framework for the study of language, Scott Soames investigates foundational concepts--such as truth, reference, and meaning--that are central to the philosophy of language and important to philosophy as a whole. The first part of the book describes how philosophers from Frege, Russell, Tarsk
Propositions and attitudes ( Book )
10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical foundations of language in the law by Andrei Marmor ( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection brings together the best contemporary philosophical work in the area of intersection between philosophy of language and the law. Some of the contributors are philosophers of language who are interested in applying advances in philosophy of language to legal issues, and some of the participants are philosophers of law who are interested in applying insights and theories from philosophy of language to their work on the nature of law and legal interpretation. By making this body of recent work available in a single volume, readers will gain both a general overview of the various interactions between language and law, and also detailed analyses of particular areas in which these interactions manifest. The contributions to this volume are grouped under three main general areas: The first area concerns a critical assessment, in light of recent advances in philosophy of language, of the foundational role of language in understanding the nature of law itself. The second main area concerns a number of ways in which an understanding of language can resolve some of the issues prevalent in legal interpretation, such as the various ways in which semantic content can differ from law's assertive content; the contribution of presuppositions and pragmatic implicatures in understanding what the law conveys; the role of vagueness in legal language, for example. The third general topic concerns the role of language in the context of particular legal doctrines and legal solutions to practical problems, such as the legal definitions of inchoate crimes, the legal definition of torture, or the contractual doctrines concerning default rules. Together, these three key issues cover a wide range of philosophical interests in law that can be elucidated by a better understanding of language and linguistic communication"--
Analytic philosophy in America : and other historical and contemporary essays by Scott Soames ( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of recent and unpublished essays, analytic philosopher Scott Soames traces milestones in his field from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, through its subsequent growth in the United States, up to its present as the world's most vigorous philosophical tradition. The central essay chronicles how analytic philosophy developed in the United States out of American pragmatism, the impact of European visitors and immigrants, the midcentury transformation of the Harvard philosophy department, and the rapid spread of the analytic approach that followed
New thinking about propositions by Jeffrey C King ( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy, science, and common sense all refer to propositions - things we believe and say, and things which are true or false. But there is no consensus on what sorts of things these entities are. Jeffrey C. King, Scott Soames, and Jeff Speaks argue that commitment to propositions is indispensable, and each defend their own views on the debate
The analytic tradition in philosophy by Scott Soames ( Book )
in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Volume 1 the Founding Giants by Scott Soames ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first of five volumes of a definitive history of analytic philosophy from the invention of modern logic in 1879 to the end of the twentieth century. Scott Soames, a leading philosopher of language and historian of analytic philosophy, provides the fullest and most detailed account of the analytic tradition yet published, one that is unmatched in its chronological range, topics covered, and depth of treatment. Focusing on the major milestones and distinguishing them from the dead ends, Soames gives a seminal account of where the analytic tradition has been and where it appears to
Philosophical Essays, Volume 1 Natural Language: What It Means and How We Use It by Scott Soames ( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two volumes of Philosophical Essays bring together the most important essays written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of language. Scott Soames has selected thirty-one essays spanning nearly three decades of thinking about linguistic meaning and the philosophical significance of language. A judicious collection of old and new, these volumes include sixteen essays published in the 1980s and 1990s, nine published since 2000, and six new essays. The essays in Volume 1 investigate what linguistic meaning is; how the meaning of a sentence is related to the use we make of it; what we
Philosophical Essays, Volume 2 the Philosophical Significance of Language by Scott Soames ( )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two volumes of Philosophical Essays bring together the most important essays written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of language. Scott Soames has selected thirty-one essays spanning nearly three decades of thinking about linguistic meaning and the philosophical significance of language. A judicious collection of old and new, these volumes include sixteen essays published in the 1980s and 1990s, nine published since 2000, and six new essays. The essays in Volume 1 investigate what linguistic meaning is; how the meaning of a sentence is related to the use we make of it; what we
The dawn of analysis by Scott Soames ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical essays by Scott Soames ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural language : what it means and how we use it by Scott Soames ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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