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Title: The Things We Mean
Written By: Stephen Shiffer
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0198241089.html
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198241089
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
Prices: $65.00 (est.)

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199257760
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
Prices: $24.95 (est.)