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Title: The Compositionality of Meaning and Content
Subtitle: Volume I: Foundational Issues
Edited By: Markus Werning
Edouard Machery
Gerhard Schurz
Series Title: Linguistics & Philosophy

Representational systems such as language, mind and perhaps even the brain
exhibit a structure that is often assumed to be compositional. That is, the
semantic value of a complex representation is determined by the semantic
value of their parts and the way they are put together. Dating back to the
late 19th century, the principle of compositionality has regained wide
attention recently. Since the principle has been dealt with very
differently across disciplines, the aim of the two volumes is to bring
together the diverging approaches. They assemble a collection of original
papers that cover the topic of compositionality from virtually all
perspectives of interest in the contemporary debate. The well-chosen
international list of authors includes psychologists, neuroscientists,
computer scientists, linguists, and philosophers.

The first volume focuses on the justification, scope and formal analysis of
compositionality, its relation to holism and contextual aspects, as well as
its implications for the nature of meaning, thought and other forms of

Contributors: Daniel Cohnitz, Reinaldo Elugardo, Tim Fernando, Ken Gemes,
Verena Gottschling, Pierre Jacob, Hannes Leitgeb, Menno Lievers, Alda Mari,
Jaume Mateu, Jaroslav Peregrin, Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Gerhard Schurz,
Markus Werning.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Ontos Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3937202528
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 79.00