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Reference and description : the case against two-dimensionalism

Author: Scott Soames
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Scott Soames defends the revolution in philosophy led by Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan against attack from those wishing to revive descriptivism in the philosophy of language, internalism in the philosophy of mind and conceptualism in the foundations of modality. Soames explains how, in the last twenty-five years, this attack on the anti-descriptivist revolution has coalesced around a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Soames
ISBN: 0691121001 9780691121000
OCLC Number: 54677617
Description: xii, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The revolt against descriptivism --
The traditional descriptivist picture --
Attack on the traditional picture --
Descriptivist resistance: the origins of ambitious two-dimensionalism --
Reasons for resistance and the strategy for descriptivist revival --
Roots of two-dimensionalism in Kaplan and Kripke --
Stalnaker's two-dimensionalist model of discourse --
The early two-dimensionalist semantics of Davies and Humberstone --
Ambitious two-dimensionalism --
Strong and weak two-dimensionalism --
Jackson's strong two-dimensionalist program --
Chalmer's two-dimensionalist defense of zombies --
Critique of ambitious two-dimensionalism --
The way forward --
Positive nondescriptivism.
Responsibility: Scott Soames.
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