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Insensitive semantics : a defense of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism

Author: Herman Cappelen; Ernest LePore
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
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Provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews of the central positions and arguments surrounding contextualism; Addresses broad and varied aspects of the distinction between the semantic and non-semantic content of language; Defends a distinctive and explanatorily powerful combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism; Confronts core problems which not only run to the heart of philosophy of language and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Cappelen; Ernest LePore
ISBN: 1405126744 9781405126748 1405126752 9781405126755
OCLC Number: 55887417
Description: xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Overview --
2. Exegesis : the methodology of contextualism --
3. The instability of context shifting arguments --
4. Diagnosis : why context shifting arguments are misused --
5. The instability of incompleteness arguments --
6. Digressions : binding and hidden indexicals --
7. Objections to radical contextualism (I) : fails context sensitivity tests --
8. Objections to radical contextualism (II) : makes communication impossible --
9. Objections to radical contextualism (III) : internal inconsistency --
10. Semantic minimalism --
11. Semantics and metaphysics --
12. Semantics and psychology --
13. Speech act pluralism.
Responsibility: Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore.
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