Thought and World

Thought and World

by Christopher S. Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521814847

ISBN-13: 9780521814843

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

There is an important family of semantic notions that are applied to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts—as when one says that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Christopher Hill presents a theory of the content of such notions. That theory is largely deflationary in spirit. It represents a broad range of semantic notions

Overview

There is an important family of semantic notions that are applied to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts—as when one says that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Christopher Hill presents a theory of the content of such notions. That theory is largely deflationary in spirit. It represents a broad range of semantic notions free from substantive metaphysical and empirical presuppositions. He also explains the relationship of mirroring or semantic correspondence linking thoughts to reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521814843
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Truth in the realm of thoughts; 3. The marriage of heaven and hell: reconciling deflationary semantics with correspondence intuitions; 4. Indexical representation and deflationary semantics; 5. Why meaning matters; 6. Into the wild blue yonder: non-designating concepts, vagueness, semantic paradox, and logical paradox.

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