Semantics, Metasemantics, Aboutness

Semantics, Metasemantics, Aboutness

by Ori Simchen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198792147
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2017
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ori Simchen, University of British Columbia

Ori Simchen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He earned his MA in philosophy of science from Tel Aviv University and his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University. He is the author of Necessary Intentionality: A Study in the Metaphysics of Aboutness (Oxford University Press, 2012) and of various articles in journals such as Nous, The Journal of Philosophy, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Legal Theory, and the Philosophical Quarterly.

Table of Contents

1. Metasemantics and Semantic Ascent
Appendix I: Lewisian Metasemantics
2. The Case of Singular Reference
Appendix II: Scrambled Truth
Appendix III: Reference to Numbers
3. Aboutness and Semantic Value
4. Case Study I: Productivism and Self-Reference
5. Case Study II: Metasemantics and Interpretation
6. Conclusion: Semantic Determinacy

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