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    Stephen R. Schiffer (2003). The Things We Mean. Oxford University Press.
    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. (...)
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  2. Stephen R. Schiffer (1972). Meaning. Oxford,Clarendon Press.
    What is it for marks or sounds to have meaning, and what is it for someone to mean something in producing them? Answering these and related questions, Schiffer explores communication, speech acts, convention, and the meaning of linguistic items in this reissue of a seminal work on the foundations of meaning. A new introduction takes account of recent developments and places his theory in a broader context.
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    Stephen R. Schiffer (1987). Remnants of Meaning. MIT Press.
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  4. Stephen Schiffer (1996). Contextualist Solutions to Scepticism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96 (1):317-333.
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  5. Stephen R. Schiffer (1991). Ceteris Paribus Laws. Mind 100 (397):1-17.
  6. Stephen Schiffer (1992). Belief Ascription. Journal of Philosophy 89 (10):499-521.
  7. Stephen Schiffer (2015). Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar. Erkenntnis 80 (1):61-87.
    A generative grammar for a language L generates one or more syntactic structures for each sentence of L and interprets those structures both phonologically and semantically. A widely accepted assumption in generative linguistics dating from the mid-60s, the Generative Grammar Hypothesis , is that the ability of a speaker to understand sentences of her language requires her to have tacit knowledge of a generative grammar of it, and the task of linguistic semantics in those early days was taken to be (...)
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  8. Stephen Schiffer (1999). The Epistemic Theory of Vagueness. Philosophical Perspectives 13 (s13):481-503.
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    Stephen Schiffer (forthcoming). Cognitive Propositions. Philosophical Studies:1-13.
    Soames's new theory of "cognitive propositions" is presented and several prima facie objections are presented to it.
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  10. Stephen R. Schiffer (1981). Truth and the Theory of Content. In Herman Parret (ed.), Meaning and Understanding. Berlin
     
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  11. Stephen Schiffer (1993). Yes, a Reply to Brian Loar's "Can We Confirm Supervenient Properties?". Philosophical Issues 4:93-100.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2004). Skepticism and the Vagaries of Justified Belief. Philosophical Studies 119 (1-2):161-184.
  13. Stephen R. Schiffer (2006). A Problem for a Direct-Reference Theory of Belief Reports. Noûs 40 (2):361-368.
    (1) The propositions we believe and say are _Russellian_ _propositions_: structured propositions whose basic components are the objects and properties our thoughts and speech acts are about. (2) Many singular terms.
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  14. Stephen Schiffer (2002). Amazing Knowledge. Journal of Philosophy 99 (4):200 - 202.
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  15. Stephen Schiffer (2005). Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions. Mind 114 (456):1135-1183.
    The proper statement and assessment of Russell's theory depends on one's semantic presuppositions. A semantic framework is provided, and Russell's theory formulated in terms of it. Referential uses of descriptions raise familiar problems for the theory, to which there are, at the most general level of abstraction, two possible Russellian responses. Both are considered, and both found wanting. The paper ends with a brief consideration of what the correct positive theory of definite descriptions might be, if it is not the (...)
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  16. Stephen R. Schiffer (2008). Propositional Content. In Ernest LePore & B. Smith (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. OUP Oxford
    To a first approximation, _propositional content_ is whatever _that-clauses_ contribute to what is ascribed in utterances of sentences such as Ralph believes _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph said _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph hopes _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph desires _that Tony Curtis is alive_.
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  17. Stephen Schiffer (1995). Descriptions, Indexicals, and Belief Reports: Some Dilemmas (but Not the Ones You Expect). Mind 104 (413):107-131.
  18. Stephen Schiffer (1978). The Basis of Reference. Erkenntnis 13 (1):171--206.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1990). The Mode-of-Presentation Problem. In C. A. Anderson J. Owens (ed.), Propositional Attitudes: The Role of Content in Logic, Language, and Mind. CSLI 249-268.
  20. Stephen R. Schiffer (1990). Physicalism. Philosophical Perspectives 4:153-185.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1998). Two Issues of Vagueness. The Monist 81 (2):193--214.
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  22. Stephen R. Schiffer (1994). A Paradox of Meaning. Noûs 28 (3):279-324.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2007). Interest-Relative Invariantism. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (1):188-195.
    In his important book Knowledge and Practical Interests, Jason Stanley advances a proposal about knowledge and the semantics of knowledge ascriptions which he calls interest-relative invariantism. A theory of knowledge ascriptions of the form ‘A knows that S’ is invariantist.
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  24. Stephen Schiffer (1987). The 'Fido'-Fido Theory of Belief. Philosophical Perspectives 1:455-480.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2013). Meaning In Speech and In Thought. Philosophical Quarterly 63 (250):141-159.
    If we think in a lingua mentis, questions about relations between linguistic meaning and propositional-attitude content become questions about relations between meaning in a public language (p-meaning) and meaning in a language of thought (t-meaning). Whether or not the neo-Gricean is correct that p-meaning can be defined in terms of t-meaning and then t-meaning defined in terms of the causal-functional roles of mentalese expressions, it's apt to seem obvious that separate accounts are needed of p-meaning and t-meaning, since p-meaning, unlike (...)
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    Stephen Schiffer (1981). Indexicals and the Theory of Reference. Synthese 49 (1):43--100.
  27. Stephen Schiffer (2012). Propositions, What Are They Good For? In Richard Schantz (ed.), Prospects for Meaning (Current Issues in Theoretical Philosophy, Vol. 3). Walter de Gruyter
    Although there is a vast literature on whether propositional attitudes are relations to propositions, a crucial question that ought to lie at the heart of this debate is not often enough seriously addressed. This is the question of the contribution propositions make to the ways in which we benefit from having our propositional-attitude concepts, if those concepts are concepts of relations to propositions. Unless propositions can be shown to confer a benefit that no non-propositions could provide, we should probably doubt (...)
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    Stephen Schiffer (2010). Vague Properties. In Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, and its Logic. Oxford University Press 109--130.
    I. Vague Properties and the Problem of Vagueness The philosophical problem of vagueness is to say what vagueness is in a way that helps to resolve the sorites paradox. Saying what vagueness is requires saying what kinds of things can be vague and in what the vagueness of each kind consists. Philosophers dispute whether things of this, that, or the other kind can be vague, but no one disputes that there are vague linguistic expressions. Among vague expressions, predicates hold a (...)
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  29. Stephen R. Schiffer, Mental Content and Epistemic Two-Dimensional Semantics.
    David’s epistemic understanding of two-dimensional semantics has these two features. First, although he considers at least two construals of epistemically possible worlds, on one of them they are centered metaphysically possible worlds. Second, David intends epistemic two-dimensional semantics to yield a theory of propositional-attitude content, as well as having application to the semantics of natural language expressions. These two features come together in David’s “The Components of Content,” where he deploys the apparatus of epistemic two-dimensional semantics to provide an account (...)
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  30. Stephen R. Schiffer, An Introduction to Content and its Role in Explanation.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2009). Evidence= Knowledge: Williamson's Solution to Skepticism? In Patrick Greenough, Duncan Pritchard & Timothy Williamson (eds.), Williamson on Knowledge. Oxford University Press 183--202.
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  32. Stephen Schiffer (1996). The Hidden-Indexical Theory's Logical-Form Problem: A Rejoinder. Analysis 56 (2):92–97.
  33. Stephen Schiffer, Communication.
    S produces the sounds “It’s snowing” in the presence of A, and A instantaneously comes to know that it’s snowing. S has communicated to, or told, A that it’s snowing, and, as a result of S’s speech act, A came to know that it was snowing. Philosophical interest in communication turns on four inter-related questions. The first is about the logical structure of communication, or, more specifically, about whether communication is a relation that holds among three things just in case (...)
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  34. Stephen R. Schiffer (2003). Two-Dimensional Semantics and Propositional Attitude Content. In The Things We Mean. Oxford University Press
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    Stephen R. Schiffer (1992). Boghossian on Externalism and Inference. Philosophical Issues 2:29-38.
    Suppose we think in a language of thought. Then Paul Boghossian' is prepared to argue, first, that there may be ambiguous Mentalese expression types that have unambiguous tokens, and, second, that the way in which this is possible allows for otherwise valid theoretical or practical reasoning to be rendered invalid owing to equivocation of a sort that may be undetectable to the reasoner. Paul sees this as a possible basis from which to launch an argument for what some might call (...)
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    Stephen Schiffer (1990). Meaning and Value. Journal of Philosophy 87 (11):602-614.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2000). Vagueness and Partial Belief. Noûs 34 (s1):220 - 257.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1979). Naming and Knowing. In A. French Peter, E. Uehling Theodore, Howard Jr & K. Wettstein (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language. University of Minnesota Press 28-41.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2006). Two Perspectives on Knowledge of Language. Philosophical Issues 16 (1):275–287.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1982). Intention-Based Semantics. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (2):119--156.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1976). A Paradox of Desire. American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (3):195 - 203.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1993). Actual-Language Relations. Philosophical Perspectives 7:231-258.
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    Stephen Schiffer (1976). Descartes on His Essence. Philosophical Review 85 (1):21-43.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2005). Paradox and the A Priori. In Tamar Szabo Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology. Oxford University Press 1--273.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2009). Evidence= Knowledge: Williamson's Solution to Skepticism? In Patrick Greenough, Duncan Pritchard & Timothy Williamson (eds.), Williamson on Knowledge. Oxford University Press 183--202.
    A single argument template---the EPH template---can be used to generate versions of the best known and most challenging skeptical problems. In his brilliantly groundbreaking book Knowledge and Its Limits, Timothy Williamson presents a theory of knowledge and evidence which he clearly intends to provide a response to skepticism in its most important forms. After laying out EPH skepticism and reviewing possible ways of responding to it, I show how elements of Williamson’s theory motivate a hitherto unexplored way of responding to (...)
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    Stephen R. Schiffer (1994). The Language-of-Thought Relation and its Implications. Philosophical Studies 76 (2-3):263-85.
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    Stephen Schiffer (2006). Précis of the Things We Mean. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):208–210.
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    Stephen Schiffer (forthcoming). Philosophical & Jurisprudential Issues of Vagueness. In Geert Keil & Poscher (ed.), Vagueness and the Law: Philosophical and Legal Approaches. Not yet Known
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  49. Stephen R. Schiffer (1986). Stalnaker's Problem of Intentionality: On Robert Stalnaker's Inquiry. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 67 (April):87-97.
     
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    Stephen R. Schiffer (1998). Meanings and Concepts. Lingua E Stile 33 (3):399-411.
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