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Empty representations : reference and non-existence

Author: Manuel García-Carpintero; Genoveva Martí
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contents of linguistic and mental representations may seem to be individuated by what they are about. But a problem arises with regard to representation of the non-existent - words and thoughts that are about things that don't exist. Fourteen new essays get to grips with this much-debated problem.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel García-Carpintero; Genoveva Martí
ISBN: 9780191761041 0191761044
OCLC Number: 897006877
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 359 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Transparency and the Context-Sensitivity of Attitude Reports ; 2. Two Dogmas of Russellianism ; 3. Intersubjective Intentional Identity ; 4. Vulcan Might Have Existed, and Neptune Not: On the Semantics of Empty Names ; 5. Content Relativism and the Problem of Empty Names ; 6. Empty Singular Terms in the Mental File Framework ; 7. The Things We Do With Empty Names: Objectual Representations, Non-Veridical Language Games, and Truth Similitude ; 8. A Practical Solution to the Problem of Empty Singular Thought ; 9. What is Existence? ; 10. The Problem of Negative Existentials Inadvertently Solved ; 11. Fictional Worlds and Fiction Operators ; 12. Many, but almost Holmes? ; 13. Notions of Nothing ; 14. Fictional Realism and Negative Existentials
Responsibility: edited by Manuel García-Carpintero and Genoveva Martí.

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