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Author: Ofra Magidor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford philosophical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Category mistakes are sentences such as 'Green ideas sleep furiously' or 'Saturday is in bed'. They strike us as highly infelicitous but it is hard to explain precisely why this is so. Ofra Magidor explores four approaches to category mistakes in philosophy of language and linguistics, and develops and defends an original, presuppositional account.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Magidor, Ofra.
Category Mistakes.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ofra Magidor
ISBN: 9780191662843 0191662844
OCLC Number: 859159178
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 171 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1 The Phenomenon of Category Mistakes""; ""2 Category Mistakes in the Philosophical Literature""; ""3 Category Mistakes in the Linguistics Literature""; ""4 Category Mistakes in Computer Science""; ""5 Conclusion""; ""2 The Syntactic Approach""; ""1 The Syntactic Approach to Category Mistakes""; ""2 Some Unsatisfactory Arguments Against the Syntactic Approach""; ""2.1 The simplicity argument""; ""2.2 The meaningfulness argument""; ""2.3 The argument from universality""; ""3 The Argument from Particularity"" ""4 The Argument from Embedding""""5 Interactions with Meanings""; ""6 Interactions with Extra-Linguistic Facts""; ""7 Interactions with Context""; ""3 The Meaninglessness View""; ""1 The Meaninglessness View of Category Mistakes""; ""2 The Argument(s) from Compositionality""; ""2.1 Atomic category mistakes""; ""2.2 Type-theoretic semantics to the rescue?""; ""2.3 Conjunctions and quantifier phrases""; ""3 The Argument from Synonymy""; ""4 The Argument from Propositional Attitude Ascriptions""; ""5 The Argument from Metaphor""; ""6 Arguments in Favour of the Meaninglessness View?"" ""6.1 The imagination motivation""""6.2 The motivation from alternative theories of meaning""; ""6.3 The nonsense motivation""; ""4 The MBT View""; ""1 The MBT View""; ""2 A General Argument Against the MBT View""; ""3 Arguments in Favour of the MBT View""; ""3.1 The infelicity argument""; ""3.2 Routleyâ€?s transfer argument""; ""3.3 The arbitrariness argument""; ""4 The Supervaluationist Treatment of Category Mistakes""; ""4.1 The formal details""; ""4.2 Validity and implication""; ""4.3 The problem of complex category mistakes""; ""5 The Pragmatic Approach""; ""1 The Pragmatic Approach"" ""2 The NaÃv̄e Pragmatic Approach""""3 The Background Framework: Pragmatic Presuppositions""; ""3.1 Tests for presupposition""; ""3.2 Foundational issues""; ""4 A Presuppositional Account of Category Mistakes""; ""4.1 A basic example""; ""4.2 Other cases""; ""4.3 Characterizing category mistakes?""; ""5 Merits of the Account""; ""6 Postscript: Some Final Reflections on the Implications of the Account""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
Series Title: Oxford philosophical monographs.
Responsibility: Ofra Magidor.

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Category mistakes are sentences such as 'Green ideas sleep furiously' or 'Saturday is in bed'. They strike us as highly infelicitous but it is hard to explain precisely why this is so. Ofra Magidor  Read more...

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