Logical Form and Language

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These previously unpublished essays share the central theme of logical form--a fundamental issue in analytic philosophy and linguistic theory. Logical Form and Language brings together exciting new contributions from diverse points of view, which illuminate the lively current debate about this topic.
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Overview


These previously unpublished essays share the central theme of logical form--a fundamental issue in analytic philosophy and linguistic theory. Logical Form and Language brings together exciting new contributions from diverse points of view, which illuminate the lively current debate about this topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199245550
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerhard Preyer is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and editor of the journal ProtoSociology. Georg Peter is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and with Gerhard Preyer edits the journal ProtoSociology.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
I The Nature of Logical Form
2 Abbreviation, Scope, Ontology
3 What is Logical Form?
4 Functions and Concatenation
5 Two Sorts of Claim about 'Logical Form'
6 LF and Natural Logic
7 Identity Statements
II Intensionality, Events, and Semantic Content
8 Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory?
9 The Grammar of Intensionality
10 Events and the Semantic Content of Thematic Relations
11 A Grammatical Argument for a Neo-Davidsonian Semantics
12 Nominal Restriction
III Logical Form, Belief, Ascription, and Proper Names
13 Russell's Logical Form, LF, and Truth-Conditions
14 'Obviously Propositions are Nothing': Russell and the Logical Form of 'Belief Reports'
15 Logical Form and the Relational Conception of Belief
16 Ordinary Proper Names
17 The Predicate View of Proper Names
Index
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