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Occasion-sensitivity : selected essays

Author: Charles Travis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Travis presents a series of essays in which he has developed his distinctive view of the relation of thought to language. He argues that there are varying conditions of correctness which determine whether words express a given concept, and thus that meaning does not determine truth conditions.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Travis
ISBN: 9780199230334 0199230331
OCLC Number: 191009671
Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: On what is strictly speaking true --
Annals of analysis --
Meaning's role in truth --
Pragmatics --
Sublunary intuitionism --
Insensitive semantics --
Aristotle's condition --
Are belief ascriptions opaque? --
Vagueness, observation, and sorites --
Attitudes as states --
On concepts of objects --
On constraints of generality --
A sense of occasion.
Responsibility: Charles Travis.
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