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Knowledge and Language: Selected Essays of L. Jonathan Cohen / Edition 1

Knowledge and Language: Selected Essays of L. Jonathan Cohen / Edition 1

by L. Jonathan Cohen, James Logue


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402004742
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 03/31/2002
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #227
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction; James Logue. 1. On the Project of a Universal Character. 2. On a Concept of Degree of Grammaticalness. 3. The Semantics of Metaphor. 4. Can the Logic of Indirect Discourse be Formalised? 5. Grice's Views About the Logical Particles of Natural Language. 6. Can the Conversationalist Hypothesis be Defended? 7. How is Conceptual Innovation Possible? 8. Natural Language Definitions. 9. A Problem About Ambiguity in Truth-Theoretical Semantics. 10. The Individuation of Proper Names. 11. Third World Epistemology. 12. Guessing. 13. Bayesianism versus Baconianism in the Evaluation of Medical Diagnoses. 14. Are People Programmed to Commit Fallacies? 15. Inductive Logic 1945-1977. 16. Some Remarks on the Baconian Conception of Probability. 17. Twelve Questions about Keynes's Concept of Weight. 18. Some Steps towards a General Theory of Relevance. 19. Should a Jury Say What it Believes or what it Accepts? 20. Ethical Reasons for Being, or not Being, a Scientific Realist.

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