Author: Paul Saka
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402058561 Pages: 286 Price: U.S. $ 92.50
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*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".
Philosophy of Language