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Title: How to Think about Meaning
Written By: Paul Saka
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-5856-1
Series Title: Philosophical Studies Series
Description:

*Develops a cognitivist/mentalist theory of meaning
*Examines the nature of hate speech
*Explores the nature of ambiguity
*Proposes a new solution to semantic paradoxes

According to truth-conditional semantics, to explain the meaning of a
statement is to specify the conditions necessary and sufficient for its
truth. This book develops a more radical mentalist semantics by shifting
the object of semantic inquiry. Classical semantics analyzes an abstract
sentence or utterance such as "Grass is green"; in attitudinal semantics
the object of inquiry is a propositional attitude such as "Speaker
so-and-so thinks grass is green".

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 140205856X
ISBN-13: 9781402058561
Pages: 286
Prices: U.S. $ 92.50
U.K. £ 169.00
Europe EURO 119.95