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  1. Jorn Leonhard (2013). Introduction: The Longue Duree of Empire Toward a Comparative Semantics of a Key Concept in Modern European History. Contributions to the History of Concepts 8 (1):1-25.score: 51.0
    Against the background of a new interest in empires past and present and an inflation of the concept in modern political language and beyond, the article first looks at the use of the concept as an analytical marker in historical and current interpretations of empires. With a focus on Western European cases, the concrete semantics of empire as a key concept in modern European history is analyzed, combining a reconstruction of some diachronic trends with synchronic differentiations.
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  2. B. Jack Copeland (2006). Meredith, Prior, and the History of Possible Worlds Semantics. Synthese 150 (3):373 - 397.score: 48.0
    This paper charts some early history of the possible worlds semantics for modal logic, starting with the pioneering work of Prior and Meredith. The contributions of Geach, Hintikka, Kanger, Kripke, Montague, and Smiley are also discussed.
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  3. Norman Kretzmann (1967). Semantics, History Of. In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York, Macmillan. 2--358.score: 45.0
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  4. Eugen Zelenak (2011). On Sense, Reference, and Tone in History. Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (3-4):354-374.score: 42.0
    This paper tries to show how the Fregean semantic framework, especially the notions of sense and tone, can be used to explain certain features of history. Following Michael Dummett's interpretation of Gottlob Frege's notion of meaning, it is possible to conceive of historical works as proposing particular modes of presentation of past events. In fact, alternative historical works about the same past events could be viewed as differing in what sense and tone they express. In this paper, I first (...)
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  5. Geoffrey Hughes (2010). Political Correctness: A History of Semantics and Culture. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 42.0
    In this carefully researched, thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Hughes examines the trajectory of political correctness and its impact on public life.
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  6. Gabriël Nuchelmans (1996). Studies on the History of Logic and Semantics, 12th-17th Centuries. Variorum.score: 42.0
  7. Ross Evans Paulson (1983). Language, Science, and Action: Korzybski's General Semantics: A Study in Comparative Intellectual History. Greenwood Press.score: 42.0
     
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  8. Alberto Coffa (1991). The Semantic Tradition From Kant to Carnap: To the Vienna Station. Cambridge University Press.score: 39.0
    This major publication is a history of the semantic tradition in philosophy from the early nineteenth century through its incarnation in the work of the Vienna Circle, the group of logical positivists that emerged in the years 1925-1935 in Vienna who were characterised by a strong commitment to empiricism, a high regard for science, and a conviction that modern logic is the primary tool of analytic philosophy. In the first part of the book, Alberto Coffa traces the roots of (...)
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  9. John Perry, 1 History of Situation Semantics.score: 39.0
    Situation semantics was originally conceived as an alternative to extensional model theory and possible world semantics especially suited to the analysis of various problematic constructions, including naked-infinitive perception verbs (Barwise 1981) and belief-reports (Barwise and Perry 1981a, 1981b). In its earliest forms, the central ideas were.
     
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  10. Jens Bartelson (2007). Philosophy and History in the Study of Political Thought. Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (1):101-124.score: 39.0
    This article analyzes how the relationship between philosophy and history has been conceived within the study of political thought, and how different ways of conceiving this relationship in turn have affected the definition of the subject matter as well as the choice of methods within this field. My main argument is that the ways in which we conceive this relationship is dependent on the assumptions we make about the ontological status of concepts and their meaning. I start by discussing (...)
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  11. Lambertus Marie de Rijk & Egbert P. Bos (eds.) (1985). Mediaeval Semantics and Metaphysics: Studies Dedicated to L. M. De Rijk, Ph.D., Professor of Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy at the University of Leiden on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. [REVIEW] Ingenium.score: 39.0
  12. B. Jack Copeland (2002). The Genesis of Possible Worlds Semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31 (2):99-137.score: 36.0
    This article traces the development of possible worlds semantics through the work of: Wittgenstein, 1913-1921; Feys, 1924; McKinsey, 1945; Carnap, 1945-1947; McKinsey, Tarski and Jónsson, 1947-1952; von Wright, 1951; Becker, 1952; Prior, 1953-1954; Montague, 1955; Meredith and Prior, 1956; Geach, 1960; Smiley, 1955-1957; Kanger, 1957; Hintikka, 1957; Guillaume, 1958; Binkley, 1958; Bayart, 1958-1959; Drake, 1959-1961; Kripke, 1958-1965.
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  13. Ekaterina Velmezova (2008). The Social Semantics of Mikhail Pokrovskij and Nikolaj Marr. Studies in East European Thought 60 (4):349 - 362.score: 36.0
    Criticizing the works of "Western" specialists in semantics, Soviet academician M. M. Pokrovskij (1868-1942) comes to the conclusion that social factors are essential for semantic evolution, while psychological factors constitute an intermediate link between the "external" life of a society and the semantics of the corresponding language. This conception resembles the general explanations of semantic evolution proposed by N. Ja. Marr (1864-1934). Nevertheless, despite a number of common points in the semantic theories of these two researchers, Pokrovskij's attitude (...)
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  14. Torben Braüner (2006). Torben Braüner, Per Hasle and Peter Øhrstrøm/Preface Patrick Blackburn/Arthur Prior and Hybrid Logic B. Jack Copeland/Meredith, Prior, and the History of Possible Worlds Semantics. Synthese 150 (1):509-510.score: 36.0
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  15. T. M. Knox, R. McKeon & Duncan Forbes (1953). Freedom and History. The Semantics of Philosophical Controversies and Ideological Conflicts.The Liberal Anglican Idea of History. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 3 (12):280.score: 36.0
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  16. P. Swiggers (1985). [A History of Semantics-Gordon, Wt]. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (1):140-141.score: 36.0
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  17. Jenni Tyynelä & Tim De Mey (2012). History's Demarcation Problem. History and Theory 51 (2):270-279.score: 36.0
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  18. Eugen Zeleňák (2011). Indirect Reference and the Creation of Distance in History. History and Theory 50 (4):68-80.score: 36.0
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  19. Eugen Zeleňák (2013). Semantics of Historical Representation in Terms of Aspects. Journal of the Philosophy of History 7 (2):244-256.score: 36.0
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  20. Katherine H. Tachau (1988). Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology, and the Foundations of Semantics, 1250-1345. E.J. Brill.score: 33.0
    When William of Ockham lectured on Lombard's "Sentences" in 1317-1319, he articulated a new theory of knowledge.
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  21. E. J. Ashworth (1985). Studies in Post-Medieval Semantics. Variorum Reprints.score: 33.0
    "For riding is required a horse"--"I promise you a horse"--Chimeras and imaginary objects--Theories of the proposition--The structure of mental language--Mental language and the unity of propositions--"Do words signify ideas or things?"--Locke on language--The doctrine of exponibilia in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries--Multiple quantification and the use of special quantifiers in early sixteenth century logic--Thomas Bricot(d. 1516) and the Liar paradox--Will Socrates cross the bridge?
     
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  22. Brigitte Nerlich (1992). Semantic Theories in Europe, 1830-1930: From Etymology to Contextuality. J. Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 33.0
     
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  23. James R. Hurford (2007). The Origins of Meaning. Oxford University Press.score: 30.0
    In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at how the world first came ...
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  24. Richard Waswo (1987). Language and Meaning in the Renaissance. Princeton University Press.score: 30.0
     
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  25. Daniel Whiting, Conceptual Role Semantics. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.score: 27.0
    In the philosophy of language, conceptual role semantics (hereafter CRS) is a theory of what constitutes the meanings possessed by expressions of natural languages, or the propositions expressed by their utterance. In the philosophy of mind, it is a theory of what constitutes the contents of psychological attitudes, such as beliefs or desires. CRS comes in a variety of forms, not always clearly distinguished by commentators. Such versions are known variously as functional/causal/computational role semantics, and more broadly as (...)
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  26. Kam-Yuen Cheng (2002). Narrow Content and Historical Accounts: Can Fodor Live Without Them? Journal of Philosophical Research 27:101-113.score: 27.0
    Fodor’s Informational Semantics states that the content of a representation depends on the counterfactual relation between the representation and the represented. However, his theory suffers from the psychological explanation problem and the indeterminacy problem raised by twin cases. In response to these problems, Fodor has introduced narrow content and a mixed theory of content that combines a historical account with the counterfactual account. In The Elm and the Expert, he drops both of them for the reason that twin cases (...)
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  27. K. Friis Johansen (1998). A History of Ancient Philosophy: From the Beginnings to Augustine. Routledge.score: 27.0
    This book discusses key philosophical concepts and ideologies, including ontology, epistemology, logic, semantics, moral and political philosophy, theology and aesthetics during classical antiquity. Karsten Friis Johansen charts the history of ancient philosophy from the mythological oral tradition, Homer and early tragedy, to the giants of Plato and Aristotle through to paganism and the genesis of Christianity. A History of Ancient Philosophy also presents detailed analysis of individual ancient philosophers and interpretations and commentary on key philosophical passages.
     
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  28. Stephen K. Land (1974). From Signs to Propositions: The Concept of Form in Eighteenth-Century Semantic Theory. Longman.score: 27.0
     
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  29. Richard Peter McKeon (1990). Freedom and History and Other Essays: An Introduction to the Thought of Richard Mckeon. University of Chicago Press.score: 27.0
    This volume of essays is an important introduction to the thought of one of the twentieth century's most significant yet underappreciated philosophers, Richard McKeon. The originator of philosophical pluralism, McKeon made extraordinary contributions to philosophy, to international relations, and to theory-formation in the communication arts, aesthetics, the organization of knowledge, and the practical sciences. This collection, which includes a philosophical autobiography as well as the out-of-print title essay "Freedom and History" and a previously unpublished essay on "Philosophic Semantics (...)
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  30. Eugen Zeleňák (2013). Using Goodman to Explore Historical Representation. Journal of the Philosophy of History 7 (3):371-395.score: 27.0
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  31. Mark Sprevak & Christina McLeish (2004). Magic, Semantics, and Putnam's Vat Brains. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 35 (2):227-236.score: 24.0
    In this paper we offer an exegesis of Hilary Putnam’s classic argument against the brain-in-avat hypothesis offered in his Reason, truth and history (1981). In it, Putnam argues that we cannot be brains in a vat because the semantics of the situation make it incoherent for anyone to wonder whether they are a brain a vat. Putnam’s argument is that in order for ‘I am a brain in a vat’ to be true, the person uttering it would have (...)
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  32. Barry Smith (2005). Against Fantology. In Johann C. Marek & Maria E. Reicher (eds.), Experience and Analysis. HPT&ÖBV. 153-170.score: 24.0
    The analytical philosophy of the last hundred years has been heavily influenced by a doctrine to the effect that the key to the correct understanding of reality is captured syntactically in the ‘Fa’ (or, in more sophisticated versions, in the ‘Rab’) of standard firstorder predicate logic. Here ‘F’ stands for what is general in reality and ‘a’ for what is individual. Hence “f(a)ntology”. Because predicate logic has exactly two syntactically different kinds of referring expressions—‘F’, ‘G’, ‘R’, etc., and ‘a’, ‘b’, (...)
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  33. E. J. Ashworth (1974). Language and Logic in the Post-Medieval Period. Reidel.score: 24.0
    HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION Although many of the details of the development of logic in the Middle Ages remain to be filled in, it is well known that between ...
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  34. Jerry A. Fodor (1994). The Elm and the Expert. MIT Press.score: 24.0
    This book is largely a reconsideration of the arguments that are supposed to ground this consensus.
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  35. Naomi Choi (2007). Interpretivism in Jurisprudence: What Difference Does the Philosophy of History Make to the Philosophy of Law? Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (3):365-393.score: 24.0
    To answer the question of what difference the philosophy of history makes to the philosophy of law this paper begins by calling attention to the way that Ronald Dworkin's interpretive theory of law is supposed to upend legal positivism. My analysis shows how divergent theories about what law and the basis of legal authority is are supported by divergent points of view about what concepts are, how they operate within social practices, and how we might best give account of (...)
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  36. Richard L. Lanigan (1991). Speaking and Semiology: Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenological Theory of Existential Communication. Mouton De Gruyter.score: 24.0
    KEY TO FOOTNOTE ABBREVIATIONS MM-P. Structure Phenomenology Sense Praise Signs Visible Themes Humanism Primacy Maurice Merleau-Ponty The Structure of ...
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  37. Martin Stokhof, Could Semantics Be Something Else? Philosophical Challenges for Formal Semantics.score: 24.0
    When in 1980, on the Third Amsterdam Colloquium, Johan van Benthem read a paper with the title ‘Why is Semantics What?’ (cf. [1]), I was puzzled: Wasn’t it obvious what semantics is? Why did our concept of it stand in need of justification? Later, much later, I came to appreciate what Van Benthem was doing in this paper (and in some others). Questioning the ‘standard model’, the assumptions on which the working semanticists silently agree, Van Benthem opened up (...)
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  38. Martin Stuart-Fox (1999). Evolutionary Theory of History. History and Theory 38 (4):33–51.score: 24.0
    Several attempts have been made recently to apply Darwinian evolutionary theory to the study of culture change and social history. The essential elements in such a theory are that variations occur in population, and that a process of selective retention operates during their replication and transmission. Location of such variable units in the semantic structure of cognition provides the individual psychological basis for an evolutionary theory of history. Selection operates on both the level of cognition and on its (...)
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  39. Marcia L. Colish (1968). The Mirror of Language. New Haven, Yale University Press.score: 24.0
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  40. Kapil Kapoor, S. K. Sareen & Makarand R. Paranjape (eds.) (2004). Sabda, Text and Interpretation in Indian Thought: Festschrift for Professor Kapil Kapoor. Mantra Books.score: 24.0
     
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  41. K. Kunjunni Raja (1969). Indian Theories of Meaning. Agents, Theosophical Publishing House.score: 24.0
     
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  42. Costantino Marmo (2013). Scotus on Supposition. Vivarium 51 (1-4):233-259.score: 24.0
  43. Lora Nedi͡alkova (2010). Slovesni I Muzikalni Diskursi Ot Epokhata Na Baroka: Smislovi Prostranstva V Sravnitelna Perspektiva. Universitetsko Izdatelstvo "Sv. Kliment Okhridski,".score: 24.0
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  44. Gabriël Nuchelmans (1973). Theories of the Proposition. Amsterdam,North-Holland Pub. Co..score: 24.0
     
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  45. Oliver Leslie Reiser (1958). The Integration of Human Knowledge. Boston, P. Sargent.score: 24.0
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  46. Alberto Zanardo (2006). Moment/History Duality in Prior's Logics of Branching-Time. Synthese 150 (3):483 - 507.score: 22.0
    The basic notions in Prior’s Ockhamist and Peircean logics of branching-time are the notion of moment and that of history (or course of events). In the tree semantics, histories are defined as maximal linearly ordered sets of moments. In the geometrical approach, both moments and histories are primitive entities and there is no set theoretical (and ontological) dependency of the latter on the former. In the topological approach, moments can be defined as the elements of a rank 1 (...)
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  47. David J. Chalmers (2006). The Foundations of Two-Dimensional Semantics. In Manuel Garcia-Carpintero & Josep Macia (eds.), Two-Dimensional Semantics: Foundations and Applications. Oxford University Press. 55-140.score: 21.0
    Why is two-dimensional semantics important? One can think of it as the most recent act in a drama involving three of the central concepts of philosophy: meaning, reason, and modality. First, Kant linked reason and modality, by suggesting that what is necessary is knowable a priori, and vice versa. Second, Frege linked reason and meaning, by proposing an aspect of meaning (sense) that is constitutively tied to cognitive signi?cance. Third, Carnap linked meaning and modality, by proposing an aspect of (...)
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  48. Pauline Kleingeld (1999). Kant, History, and the Idea of Moral Development. History of Philosophy Quarterly 16 (1):59-80.score: 21.0
    I examine the consistency of Kant's notion of moral progress as found in his philosophy of history. To many commentators, Kant's very idea of moral development has seemed inconsistent with basic tenets of his critical philosophy. This idea has seemed incompatible with his claims that the moral law is unconditionally and universally valid, that moral agency is noumenal and atemporal, and that all humans are equally free. Against these charges, I argue not only that Kant's notion of moral development (...)
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  49. Robert Stalnaker (2006). Assertion Revisited: On the Interpretation of Two-Dimensional Modal Semantics. In Garc (ed.), Two-Dimensional Semantics. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 299-322.score: 21.0
    This paper concerns the applications of two-dimensional modal semantics to the explanation of the contents of speech and thought. Different interpretations and applications of the apparatus are contrasted. First, it is argued that David Kaplan's two-dimensional semantics for indexical expressions is different from the use that I made of a formally similar framework to represent the role of contingent information in the determination of what is said. But the two applications are complementary rather than conflicting. Second, my interpretation (...)
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