Semantic Relationism / Edition 1

Semantic Relationism / Edition 1

by Kit Fine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405196696

ISBN-13: 9781405196697

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Introducing a new and ambitious position in the field, Kit Fine’s Semantic Relationism is a major contribution to the philosophy of language.

  • Written by one of today’s most respected philosophers
  • Argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought
  • Proposes that

Overview

Introducing a new and ambitious position in the field, Kit Fine’s Semantic Relationism is a major contribution to the philosophy of language.

  • Written by one of today’s most respected philosophers
  • Argues for a fundamentally new approach to the study of representation in language and thought
  • Proposes that there may be representational relationships between expressions or elements of thought that are not grounded in the intrinsic representational features of the expressions or elements themselves
  • Forms part of the prestigious new Blackwell/Brown Lectures in Philosophy series, based on an ongoing series of lectures by today’s leading philosophers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405196697
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Series:
Blackwell / Brown Lectures in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Coordination among Variables

A. The Desiderata

B. The Problem

C. The Contextualist Response

D. The Dismissive Response

E. The Instantial Approach

F. The Algebraic Approach

G. Relational Semantics for First-order Logic

2. Coordination within Language

A. Frege’s Puzzle

B. Rejecting Compositionality

C. Semantic Fact

D. Closure

E. Referentialism Reconsidered

F. A Relational Semantics for Names

G. Transparency

3. Coordination within Thought

A. Intentional Coordination

B. Strict Co-representation

C. The Content of Thought

D. The Cognitive Puzzle

4. Coordination between Speakers

A. Kripke’s Puzzle

B. Some Related Puzzles

C. A Response

D. A Solution

E. A Deeper Puzzle

F. A Deeper Solution

G. The Role of Variables in Belief Reports

H. Some Semantical Morals

Postscript: Further Work

Index

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