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Meaning, knowledge, and reality

Author: John McDowell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the second volume of John McDowell's selected papers. These 19 essays collectively report on McDowell's involvement with questions about the interface between the philosophies of language and mind and with issues in general epistemology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McDowell
ISBN: 0674557778 9780674557772 0674007123 9780674007123
OCLC Number: 38924214
Description: ix, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Meaning, Truth, and Understanding --
1. Truth-Conditions, Bivalence, and Verificationism --
2. Meaning, Communication, and Knowledge --
3. Quotation and Saying That --
4. In Defence of Modesty --
5. Another Plea for Modesty --
6. Physicalism and Primitive Denotation: Field on Tarski --
Part 2. Reference, Thought, and Worlds --
7. Identity Mistakes: Plato and the Logical Atomists --
8. On the Sense and Reference of a Proper Name --
9. Truth-Value Gaps --
10. (De Re) Senses --
11. Singular Thought and the Extent of Inner Space --
12. Intentionality (De Re) --
13. Putnam on Mind and Meaning --
Part 3. Realism and Anti-Realism --
14. On "The Reality of the Past" --
15. Anti-Realism and the Epistemology of Understanding --
16. Mathematical Platonism and Dummettian Anti-Realism --
Part 4. Issues in Epistemology --
17. Criteria, Defeasibility, and Knowledge --
18. Knowledge and the Internal --
19. Knowledge by HearsayBibliographyCreditsIndex.
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