Semantic Relationism / Edition 1

Semantic Relationism / Edition 1

by Kit Fine
     
 

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 there may be

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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
Sales rank:
856,036
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     1
Coordination among Variables     6
The Antinomy of the Variable     7
The Tarskian Approach     9
The Rejection of Semantic Role     12
The Instantial Approach     16
The Algebraic Approach     18
The Relational Approach     21
Relational Semantics for first-order Logic     25
Coordination within Language     33
Frege's Puzzle     34
Rejecting Compositionality     37
Semantic Fact     43
Closure     45
Referentialism Reconsidered     51
A Relational Semantics for Names     53
Transparency     60
Coordination within Thought     66
Intentional Coordination     67
Strict Co-representation     72
The Content of Thought     74
The Cognitive Puzzle     78
Coordination between Speakers     86
Kripke's Puzzle     87
Some Related Puzzles     94
A Response     100
A Solution     102
A Deeper Puzzle     105
A Deeper Solution     108
TheRole of Variables in Belief Reports     115
Some Semantical Morals     117
Postscript: Further Work     122
Notes     133
References     141
Index     143

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