Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

by Ernie Lepore, Barry Loewer
     
 

Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers in which they come to terms with three views that have loomed large in philosophy for several decades: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are best understood together via a theory of interpretation; and that the

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Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers in which they come to terms with three views that have loomed large in philosophy for several decades: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are best understood together via a theory of interpretation; and that the mental is irreducible to the physical. They aim both to offer critical assessment of the views and to develop them. They show that each of these views remains of great significance for current work in philosophy of language and mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199580781
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/24/2011
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Translational Semantics
2. Three Trivial Truth Theories
3. What Model Theoretic Semantics Cannot Do
4. The Role of 'Conceptual Role Semantics'
5. Dual Aspect Semantics
6. What Davidson Should Have Said
7. You Can Say That Again
8. Conditions on Understanding Language
9. Solipsistic Semantics
10. Putnam's Progress
11. Mind Matters
12. Making Mind Matter More
13. From Physics to Physicalism
14. Mental Causation or Something Close Enough

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