Peregrin, Jaroslav
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Works:  40 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 1,212 library holdings 

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Most widely held works by
Jaroslav Peregrin
Doing worlds with words : formal semantics without formal metaphysics by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doing Worlds with Words throws light on the problem of meaning as the meeting point of linguistics, logic and philosophy, and critically assesses the possibilities and limitations of elucidating the nature of meaning by means of formal logic, model theory and modeltheoretical semantics. The main thrust of the book is to show that it is misguided to understand model theory metaphysically and so to try to base formal semantics on something like formal metaphysics; rather, the book states that model theory and similar tools of the analysis of language should be understood as capturing the semantically relevant, especially inferential, structure of language. From this vantage point, the reader gains a new light on many of the traditional concepts and problems of logic and philosophy of language, such as meaning, reference, truth and the nature of formal logic
11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doing Worlds with Words throws light on the problem of meaning as the meeting point of linguistics, logic and philosophy, and critically assesses the possibilities and limitations of elucidating the nature of meaning by means of formal logic, model theory and modeltheoretical semantics. The main thrust of the book is to show that it is misguided to understand model theory metaphysically and so to try to base formal semantics on something like formal metaphysics; rather, the book states that model theory and similar tools of the analysis of language should be understood as capturing the semantically relevant, especially inferential, structure of language. From this vantage point, the reader gains a new light on many of the traditional concepts and problems of logic and philosophy of language, such as meaning, reference, truth and the nature of formal logic
Meaning and structure : structuralism of (post)analytic philosophers by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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15 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 Introduction p. 1 <br>1.1 Structuralism and Analytic Philosophy p. 1 <br>1.2 Why not the French Structuralism? p. 2 <br>1.3 Contemporary (Post) Analytic Philosophy and Structuralism p. 6 <br>1.4 Plan of the Book p. 8 <br>1.5 Acknowledgements p. 10 <br>Part I The Whys and Hows of Structuralism <br>2 What is Meaning? p. 15 <br>2.1 Words and ‘Mental Representations’ p. 15 <br>2.2 Is Meaning Within the Mind? p. 18 <br>2.3 Is Language a Tool of Conveying Thoughts? p. 22 <br>2.4 Meanings as Abstract Objects p. 26 <br>2.5 Semantics and Semiotics p. 28 <br>2.6 The Case of Augustinus p. 31 <br>2.7 Language as a Toolbox p. 34 <br>3 What is Structuralism? p. 37 <br>3.1 Horizontal and Vertical Relations of Language p. 37 <br>3.2 Structuralism: Mere Slogan, or a Real Concept? p. 39 <br>3.3 Thus Spoke de Saussure p. 40 <br>3.4 But Also Thus Spoke de Saussure p. 44 <br>3.5 De Saussure and Frege p. 48 <br>3.6 Structuralistic Linguistics after de Saussure p. 50 <br>3.7 Structuralistic Philosophy p. 53 <br>4 Parts, Wholes and Structures: Prolegomena to Formal Theory p. 57 <br>4.1 Abstraction p. 57 <br>4.2 PartWhole Systems and Compositionality p. 61 <br>4.3 Actual and Potential Infinity p. 65 <br>4.4 The Principle of Compositionality of Meaning p. 69 <br>4.5 The Birth of Values out of Identifies and Oppositions p. 72 <br>4.6 Examples p. 75 <br>4.7 Appendix I: Mereology and ‘Structurology’ p. 81 <br>4.8 Appendix II: The Birth of the Structural as an Algebraic Fact p. 83 <br>4.9 Appendix III: Structure as a Matter of Relations and Operations p. 89 <br>Part II Structuralism of Postanalytic Philosophers <br>5 Translation and Structure: Willard Van Orman Quine p. 95 <br>5.1 The Indeterminacy of Translation p. 95 <br>5.2 The Indeterminacy of Reference and the Ontological Relativity p. 96 <br>5.3 Language and Thought p. 99 <br>5.4 Quine’s Behaviorism p. 102 <br>5.5 Quine’s Pragmatism p. 104 <br>5.6 Quine’s Holism p. 106 <br>5.7 Translation and Structure p. 108 <br>5.8 Universe of Discourse and Ontological Commitments p. 111 <br>5.9 The Analytic and the Synthetic p. 114 <br>5.10 Holism and the Correspondence Theory of Language p. 117 <br>5.11 Summary: Quine’s Structuralism p. 120 <br>6 Truth and Structure: Donald Davidson p. 123 <br>6.1 Radical Interpretation and the Principle of Charity p. 123 <br>6.2 Tarski’s Theory of Truth p. 125 <br>6.3 Truth and Meaning p. 128 <br>6.4 Meaning as a ‘Measuring Unit’ p. 131 <br>6.5 Davidson’s Rejection of Empiricism p. 134 <br>6.6 Davidson and Pragmatism p. 137 <br>6.7 The "Third Dogma of Empiricism" p. 140 <br>6.8 Davidson’s Naturalism p. 142 <br>6.9 Summary: Davidson’s Structuralism p. 144 <br>7 Inference and Structure: Wilfrid Sellars and Robert Brandom p. 147 <br>7.1 Ascription of Meaning as "Functional Classification" p. 147 <br>7.2 Sellars’s Functionalism p. 149 <br>7.3 Meaning as a Function p. 153 <br>7.4 Sellars and Davidson p. 155 <br>7.5 Normativity p. 157 <br>7.6 Meaning and Inference p. 161 <br>7.7 "Giving and Asking for Reasons" p. 163 <br>7.8 The Nature of Language p. 167 <br>7.9 Holism Again p. 172 <br>7.10 The Nature of Reason p. 173 <br>7.11 Summary: The Structuralism of Sellars and Brandom p. 175 <br>Part III Semantic Structure of Language and of its Expressions <br>8 Meaning and Inferential Role p. 179 <br>8.1 Inference p. 179 <br>8.2 Inference and Consequence p. 181 <br>8.3 Meaning as ‘Encapsulating’ Inferential Role p. 186 <br>8.4 Ontologicosemiotic View of Meaning Strikes Back? p. 188 <br>8.5 Why Meaning Can be Inferential Role p. 191 <br>8.6 The Extensional Model of Meaning p. 195 <br>8.7 Meanings as Products of the Truth/Falsity Opposition p. 201 <br>8.8 The Intensional Model of Meaning p. 202 <br>8.9 Intensionality as the ‘Catalyst of Meaning’ p. 206 <br>8.10 Semantic Models Reflecting Other Types of Inferences p. 208 <br>8.11 Syntax and Semantics p. 211 <br>9 The ‘Natural’ and the ‘Formal’ p. 215 <br>9.1 What does Having a Structure Mean? p. 215 <br>9.2 Radical Translation Revisited p. 216 <br>9.3 Geometry p. 220 <br>9.4 Structure as a Formal Prism p. 224 <br>9.5 The ‘Realm of the Natural’ and the ‘Realm of the Formal’ p. 227 <br>9.6 Formalization p. 229 <br>9.7 Bridging the Epistemic Gap? p. 231 <br>10 The Structures of Expressions p. 235 <br>10.1 The Semantic Structure of an Expression? p. 235 <br>10.2 "Logical Form" of Chomsky p. 236 <br>10.3 "Logical Form" of Logicians p. 240 <br>10.4 Logical Form as Expressing Inferential Role p. 243 <br>10.5 Logical Form as a Prism p. 245 <br>10.6 Logical Forms as ‘Universal Compensators’ p. 249 <br>10.7 The Dialectics of Structure p. 251 <br>11 Conclusion p. 255 <br> References p. 259 <br> Index p. 269 <br>
15 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 Introduction p. 1 <br>1.1 Structuralism and Analytic Philosophy p. 1 <br>1.2 Why not the French Structuralism? p. 2 <br>1.3 Contemporary (Post) Analytic Philosophy and Structuralism p. 6 <br>1.4 Plan of the Book p. 8 <br>1.5 Acknowledgements p. 10 <br>Part I The Whys and Hows of Structuralism <br>2 What is Meaning? p. 15 <br>2.1 Words and ‘Mental Representations’ p. 15 <br>2.2 Is Meaning Within the Mind? p. 18 <br>2.3 Is Language a Tool of Conveying Thoughts? p. 22 <br>2.4 Meanings as Abstract Objects p. 26 <br>2.5 Semantics and Semiotics p. 28 <br>2.6 The Case of Augustinus p. 31 <br>2.7 Language as a Toolbox p. 34 <br>3 What is Structuralism? p. 37 <br>3.1 Horizontal and Vertical Relations of Language p. 37 <br>3.2 Structuralism: Mere Slogan, or a Real Concept? p. 39 <br>3.3 Thus Spoke de Saussure p. 40 <br>3.4 But Also Thus Spoke de Saussure p. 44 <br>3.5 De Saussure and Frege p. 48 <br>3.6 Structuralistic Linguistics after de Saussure p. 50 <br>3.7 Structuralistic Philosophy p. 53 <br>4 Parts, Wholes and Structures: Prolegomena to Formal Theory p. 57 <br>4.1 Abstraction p. 57 <br>4.2 PartWhole Systems and Compositionality p. 61 <br>4.3 Actual and Potential Infinity p. 65 <br>4.4 The Principle of Compositionality of Meaning p. 69 <br>4.5 The Birth of Values out of Identifies and Oppositions p. 72 <br>4.6 Examples p. 75 <br>4.7 Appendix I: Mereology and ‘Structurology’ p. 81 <br>4.8 Appendix II: The Birth of the Structural as an Algebraic Fact p. 83 <br>4.9 Appendix III: Structure as a Matter of Relations and Operations p. 89 <br>Part II Structuralism of Postanalytic Philosophers <br>5 Translation and Structure: Willard Van Orman Quine p. 95 <br>5.1 The Indeterminacy of Translation p. 95 <br>5.2 The Indeterminacy of Reference and the Ontological Relativity p. 96 <br>5.3 Language and Thought p. 99 <br>5.4 Quine’s Behaviorism p. 102 <br>5.5 Quine’s Pragmatism p. 104 <br>5.6 Quine’s Holism p. 106 <br>5.7 Translation and Structure p. 108 <br>5.8 Universe of Discourse and Ontological Commitments p. 111 <br>5.9 The Analytic and the Synthetic p. 114 <br>5.10 Holism and the Correspondence Theory of Language p. 117 <br>5.11 Summary: Quine’s Structuralism p. 120 <br>6 Truth and Structure: Donald Davidson p. 123 <br>6.1 Radical Interpretation and the Principle of Charity p. 123 <br>6.2 Tarski’s Theory of Truth p. 125 <br>6.3 Truth and Meaning p. 128 <br>6.4 Meaning as a ‘Measuring Unit’ p. 131 <br>6.5 Davidson’s Rejection of Empiricism p. 134 <br>6.6 Davidson and Pragmatism p. 137 <br>6.7 The "Third Dogma of Empiricism" p. 140 <br>6.8 Davidson’s Naturalism p. 142 <br>6.9 Summary: Davidson’s Structuralism p. 144 <br>7 Inference and Structure: Wilfrid Sellars and Robert Brandom p. 147 <br>7.1 Ascription of Meaning as "Functional Classification" p. 147 <br>7.2 Sellars’s Functionalism p. 149 <br>7.3 Meaning as a Function p. 153 <br>7.4 Sellars and Davidson p. 155 <br>7.5 Normativity p. 157 <br>7.6 Meaning and Inference p. 161 <br>7.7 "Giving and Asking for Reasons" p. 163 <br>7.8 The Nature of Language p. 167 <br>7.9 Holism Again p. 172 <br>7.10 The Nature of Reason p. 173 <br>7.11 Summary: The Structuralism of Sellars and Brandom p. 175 <br>Part III Semantic Structure of Language and of its Expressions <br>8 Meaning and Inferential Role p. 179 <br>8.1 Inference p. 179 <br>8.2 Inference and Consequence p. 181 <br>8.3 Meaning as ‘Encapsulating’ Inferential Role p. 186 <br>8.4 Ontologicosemiotic View of Meaning Strikes Back? p. 188 <br>8.5 Why Meaning Can be Inferential Role p. 191 <br>8.6 The Extensional Model of Meaning p. 195 <br>8.7 Meanings as Products of the Truth/Falsity Opposition p. 201 <br>8.8 The Intensional Model of Meaning p. 202 <br>8.9 Intensionality as the ‘Catalyst of Meaning’ p. 206 <br>8.10 Semantic Models Reflecting Other Types of Inferences p. 208 <br>8.11 Syntax and Semantics p. 211 <br>9 The ‘Natural’ and the ‘Formal’ p. 215 <br>9.1 What does Having a Structure Mean? p. 215 <br>9.2 Radical Translation Revisited p. 216 <br>9.3 Geometry p. 220 <br>9.4 Structure as a Formal Prism p. 224 <br>9.5 The ‘Realm of the Natural’ and the ‘Realm of the Formal’ p. 227 <br>9.6 Formalization p. 229 <br>9.7 Bridging the Epistemic Gap? p. 231 <br>10 The Structures of Expressions p. 235 <br>10.1 The Semantic Structure of an Expression? p. 235 <br>10.2 "Logical Form" of Chomsky p. 236 <br>10.3 "Logical Form" of Logicians p. 240 <br>10.4 Logical Form as Expressing Inferential Role p. 243 <br>10.5 Logical Form as a Prism p. 245 <br>10.6 Logical Forms as ‘Universal Compensators’ p. 249 <br>10.7 The Dialectics of Structure p. 251 <br>11 Conclusion p. 255 <br> References p. 259 <br> Index p. 269 <br>
Inferentialism : why rules matter by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this study two strands of inferentialism are brought together: the philosophical doctrine of Brandom, according to which meanings are generally inferential roles, and the logical doctrine prioritizing prooftheory over model theory and approaching meaning in logical, especially prooftheoretical terms
12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this study two strands of inferentialism are brought together: the philosophical doctrine of Brandom, according to which meanings are generally inferential roles, and the logical doctrine prioritizing prooftheory over model theory and approaching meaning in logical, especially prooftheoretical terms
Truth and its nature (if any) by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book is divided into four parts. The first is devoted to a reconsideration of some of the classical ideas about truth (especially those of Frege, James and Carnap). The second concentrates on Tarski and on ways to interpret his achievements from our current perspective. The third discusses Donald Davidson's inflationist approach to truth and on reasons for seeing truth as substantial. The fourth concentrates on the deflationist approach of Paul Horwich."Jacket
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book is divided into four parts. The first is devoted to a reconsideration of some of the classical ideas about truth (especially those of Frege, James and Carnap). The second concentrates on Tarski and on ways to interpret his achievements from our current perspective. The third discusses Donald Davidson's inflationist approach to truth and on reasons for seeing truth as substantial. The fourth concentrates on the deflationist approach of Paul Horwich."Jacket
Meaning: the dynamic turn(
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10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflective equilibrium and the principles of logical analysis : understanding the laws of logic by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a comprehensive account of logic that addresses fundamental issues concerning the nature and foundations of the discipline. The authors claim that these foundations can not only be established without the need for strong metaphysical assumptions, but also without hypostasizing logical forms as specific entities. They present a systematic argument that the primary subject matter of logic is our linguistic interaction rather than our private reasoning and it is thus misleading to see logic as revealing "the laws of thought". In this sense, fundamental logical laws are implicit to our "language games" and are thus more similar to social norms than to the laws of nature. Peregrin and Svoboda also show that logical theories, despite the fact that they rely on rules implicit to our actual linguistic practice, firm up these rules and make them explicit. By carefully scrutinizing the project of logical analysis, the authors demonstrate that logical rules can be best seen as products of the so called reflective equilibrium. They suggest that we can profit from viewing languages as "inferential landscapes" and logicians as "geographers" who map them and try to pave safe routes through them. This book is an essential resource for scholars and researchers engaged with the foundations of logical theories and the philosophy of language
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a comprehensive account of logic that addresses fundamental issues concerning the nature and foundations of the discipline. The authors claim that these foundations can not only be established without the need for strong metaphysical assumptions, but also without hypostasizing logical forms as specific entities. They present a systematic argument that the primary subject matter of logic is our linguistic interaction rather than our private reasoning and it is thus misleading to see logic as revealing "the laws of thought". In this sense, fundamental logical laws are implicit to our "language games" and are thus more similar to social norms than to the laws of nature. Peregrin and Svoboda also show that logical theories, despite the fact that they rely on rules implicit to our actual linguistic practice, firm up these rules and make them explicit. By carefully scrutinizing the project of logical analysis, the authors demonstrate that logical rules can be best seen as products of the so called reflective equilibrium. They suggest that we can profit from viewing languages as "inferential landscapes" and logicians as "geographers" who map them and try to pave safe routes through them. This book is an essential resource for scholars and researchers engaged with the foundations of logical theories and the philosophy of language
The nature of truth (if any) : proceedings of the International Colloquium, Prague, September 1720, 1996 by International Colloquium(
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8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O čem mluvíme? : vybrané stati k logice a sémantice by
Pavel Tichý(
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6 editions published in 1996 in Czech and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1996 in Czech and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Význam a struktura by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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5 editions published in 1999 in Czech and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1999 in Czech and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words and worlds : an essay on foundations of logic, semantics and ontology by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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7 editions published in 1992 in English and Czech and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1992 in English and Czech and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Úvod do teoretické sémantiky : principy formálního modelování významu by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Czech and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Czech and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Czech negation from the formal perspective by
Mojmír Dočekal(
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1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of logic(
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6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kapitoly z analytické filosofie by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Od jazyka k logice : filozofický úvod do moderní logiky by
Vladimír Svoboda(
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3 editions published in 2009 in Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2009 in Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filosofie a jazyk : (eseje a úvahy) by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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4 editions published in 2003 in Czech and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 2003 in Czech and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Člověk a pravidla : kde se berou rozum, jazyk a svoboda by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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2 editions published in 2011 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zsfassung in engl. Sprache
2 editions published in 2011 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zsfassung in engl. Sprache
Logika ve filosofii, filosofie v logice : (Historický úvod do analytické filosofie) by
Jaroslav Peregrin(
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2 editions published in 1992 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1992 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hledání pravdy by
W. V Quine(
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2 editions published in 1994 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1994 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logika 20. století : mezi filosofií a matematikou : výbor textů k moderní logice(
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2 editions published in 2006 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2006 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Sgall, Petr Author of introduction
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