LINGUIST List 14.2363

Mon Sep 8 2003

Books: Philosophy of Language: Shiffer

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Message 1: The Things We Mean: Shiffer

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 10:59:29 +0000
From: wrightj <wrightjoup-usa.org>
Subject: The Things We Mean: Shiffer



Title: The Things We Mean
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
 http://www.oup-usa.org/, http://www.oup.co.uk	
			
Book URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0198241089.html
 
Author: Stephen Shiffer				

Hardback: ISBN: 0198241089, Pages: 376, Price: $65.00
Comment: estimated price
Paperback: ISBN: 0199257760, Pages: 376, Price: $24.95
Comment: estimated price
			
Abstract:
			
Stephen Schiffer presents a groundbreaking account of meaning and
belief, and shows how it can illuminate a range of crucial problems
regarding language, mind, knowledge, and ontology. He introduces the
new doctrine of 'pleonastic propositions' to explain what the things
we mean and believe are. He discusses the relation between semantic
and psychological facts, on the one hand, and physical facts, on the
other; vagueness and indeterminacy; moral truth; conditionals; and the
role of propositional content in information acquisition and
explanation. This radical new treatment of meaning will command the
attention of everyone who works on fundamental questions about
language, and will attract much interest from other areas of
philosophy.
			
Lingfield(s): Philosophy of Language
			 
Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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