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Language in the world : a philosophical enquiry

Author: M J Cresswell
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What makes the words we speak mean what they do? Possible-worlds semantics articulates the view that the meanings of words contribute to determining, for each sentence, which possible worlds would make the sentence true, and which would make it false. M.J. Cresswell argues that the non-semantic facts on which such semantic facts supervene are facts about the causal interactions between the linguistic behaviour of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M J Cresswell
ISBN: 0521445620 9780521445627 9780521046213 0521046211
OCLC Number: 27727666
Description: x, 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. simple formal language --
2. Predicates and functors --
3. isomorphism problem --
4. Quantification --
5. Transmundism --
6. Putnam's 'Meaning of "meaning"' --
7. Lewis on languages and language --
8. Causation and semantics --
9. Belief-desire psychology --
10. Direct knowledge.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: M.J. Cresswell.
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A book-length treatment of relation between words and meaning using possible-worlds semantics.  Read more...

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