Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

by Gilbert Harman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198238034
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/16/1999
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gilbert Harman is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. His books include Thought (1973), The Nature of Morality: An Introduction to Ethics (Oxford, 1977), Change in View: Principles of Reasoning (1986), Skepticism and the Definition of Knowledge (1990), and Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity (1996).

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Reasoning
1. Rationality
2. Practical Reasoning
3. Simplicity as a Pragmatic Criterion for Deciding What Hypotheses to Take Seriously
4. Pragmatism and Reasons for Belief
Part II. Analyticity
5. The Death of Meaning
6. Doubts about Conceptual Analysis
7. Analyticity Regained?
Part III. Meaning
8. Three Levels of Meaning
9. Language, Thought, and Communication
10. Language Learning
11. Meaning and Semantics
12. (Nonsolipsistic) Conceptual Role Semantics
Part IV. Mind
13. Wide Functionalism
14. The Intrinsic Quality of Experience
15. Immanent versus Transcendent Theories of Meaning and Mind
Bibliography
Index

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