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Truth and words

Author: Gary Ebbs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To clarify and facilitate our inquiries we need a theory of truth predication that applies both to sentences that we ourselves are using and to sentences used by other speakers and at other times.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Ebbs
ISBN: 9780199692262 0199692262
OCLC Number: 741055133
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Regimentation ; 2. The Tarski-Quine thesis ; 3. The intersubjectivity constraint ; 4. How to think about words ; 5. Learning from others, interpretation, and charity ; 6. A puzzle about sameness of satisfaction across time ; 7. Sense and partial extension ; 8. The puzzle diagnosed and dissolved ; 9. Applications and consequences
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a first-rate philosophical work... Ebbs's view of words and their extensions is highly original and very thoroughly and clearly argued, and may require a dramatic gestalt shift in our understanding Read more...

 
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