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Meaning diminished : toward metaphysically modest semantics

Author: Kenneth Allen Taylor
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Meaning Diminished examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry. Kenneth A. Taylor argues that we should expect linguistic and conceptual analysis of natural language to yield far less metaphysical insight into what there is - and the nature of what there is - than many philosophers have imagined. Taking a strong stand against the so-called linguistic turn in philosophy,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Allen Taylor
ISBN: 9780198803447 0198803443
OCLC Number: 1057290786
Description: xiii, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface1: Semantic Analysis and Metaphysical Inquiry2: The Metaphysical Modesty of Narrowly Linguistic Semantics3: The Way of Ideas and the Way of Reference4: Some Considerations against the Way of Ideas5: Modesty as Incompleteness: Feature or Bug?6: Against the Metaphysical Transparency of Semantic Adicity7: Metaphysical Embarrassment, Indefinite Modifiability and Rules of Use8: Conclusion: A Way Forward in Semantics and Metaphysics
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Kenneth A. Taylor examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry with the aim of bringing philosophical methodology into closer alignment with total science. He  Read more...

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