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  1. Defending the Tracking Theories of Knowledge.Fred Adams & Murray Clarke - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 6:3-8.
    Since Kripke's attack on Nozick's Tracking Theory of knowledge, there has been strong suspicion that tracking theories are false. We think that neither Kripke's arguments and examples nor other recent attacks in the literature show that the tracking theories are false. We cannot address all of these concerns here, but we will show why some of the most discussed examples from Kripke do not demonstrate that the tracking theories are false.
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  2. The Scope of -Est: Evidence From Japanese. [REVIEW]Masahiko Aihara - 2009 - Natural Language Semantics 17 (4):341-367.
    It has long been observed that the superlative construction, exemplified by John climbed the highest mountain, has two readings. On the absolute reading, the heights of the relevant mountains in a relevant context are compared; on the comparative reading, relevant climbers’ achievements of mountain climbing are compared (Szabolcsi, Comparative superlatives, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 1986). Two theories have been proposed regarding this ambiguity. One theory holds that it results from movement of the superlative morpheme -est (movement theory) (Heim, Association (...)
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  3. On Strawsonian Contexts.Varol Akman - 2005 - Pragmatics and Cognitionpragmatics and Cognition 13 (2):363-382.
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  4. A Very Different Context.Eric Alliez - 2008 - Radical Philosophy 149:18-21.
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  5. Is Context a Problem?Daniel Andler - 1992 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:279 - 296.
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  6. Sentence, Utterance, and Samesayer.Richard B. Arnaud - 1976 - Noûs 10 (3):283-304.
  7. Context'.Knowledge Assertion - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111:167-203.
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  8. Meanings, Propositions, Context, and Semantical Underdeterminacy.Jay David Atlas - 2007 - In G. Preyer (ed.), Context Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism. Oxford University Press.
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  9. The Contextualization of Language.Peter Auer & Aldo Di Luzio (eds.) - 1992 - John Benjamins.
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  10. Relatively Speaking.Kent Bach - unknown
    Puzzles about sentences containing expressions of certain sorts, such as predicates of personal taste, epistemic modals, and ‘know’, have spawned families of views that go by the names of Contextualism and Relativism. In the case of predicates of personal taste, which I will be focusing on, contextualist views say that the contents of sentences like “Uni is delicious” and “The Aristocrats is hilarious” vary somehow with the context of utterance. Such a sentence semantically expresses different propositions in different contexts, depending (...)
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  11. Scales and Comparison Classes.Alan Clinton Bale - 2011 - Natural Language Semantics 19 (2):169-190.
    This paper discusses comparison classes—sets that relativize the interpretation of gradable adjectives, often specified with for-clauses as in John is smart for a linguist. Such a discussion ultimately lends support to the thesis that scales, degrees, measure functions, and linear orders are grammatically derived from more basic relations between individuals. Three accounts of comparison classes are compared and evaluated. The first proposes that such classes serve as an argument to a function that determines a standard of comparison. The second maintains (...)
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  12. Understanding Context Before Using It.Mary Bazire & Patrick Brézillon - 2005 - In B. Kokinov A. Dey (ed.), Modeling and Using Context. Springer. pp. 29--40.
  13. Modeling and Using Context.Michael Beigl, Henning Christiansen, Thomas Roth-Berghofer, Anders Kofod-Petersen, Kenny Coventry & Hedda Schmidtke - unknown
    This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, CONTEXT 2011, held in Karlsruhe, Germany in September 2011. The 17 full papers and 7 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. In addition, the book contains two keynote speeches and 8 poster papers. They cover cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context, including the cognitive sciences, the social sciences and organization sciences, and all application (...)
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  14. Shaar Hagolan 1: Neolithic Art in Context.Anna Belfer-Cohen, Yosef Garfinkel & Michele A. Miller - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (4):872.
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  15. Through Thick and Thin: A New Defense of Cultural Relativism.Yitzhak Benbaji & Menachem Fisch - 2004 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):1-24.
    Some relativists deny that moral discourse is factual. According to them, our ethical commitments are to be explained by appealing to noncognitive mental states like desires, rather than to beliefs in some independent moral facts. Indeed, the package antirealism (there are no moral properties) & noncognitivism (the source of moral commitments is noncognitive) seems to be implicit in Lewis’s and Harman’s relativism. But to many philosophers this package seems to be unattractive. Our task in this paper is to construe and (...)
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  16. The Role of Contexts in Understanding and Explanation.Mark Bevir - 2000 - Human Studies 23 (4):395-411.
    In considering the Cambridge School of intellectual history, we should distinguish Skinner's conventionalism from Pocock's contextualism whilst recognising that both of them argue that the study of a text's linguistic context is at least necessary and perhaps sufficient to ensure understanding. This paper suggests that although "study the linguistic context of an utterance" is a valuable heuristic maxim, it is not a prerequisite of understanding that one does so. Hence, we might shift our attention from the role of linguistic contexts (...)
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  17. Contextualism and the Role of Contextual Frames.Anne Bezuidenhout - 2009 - Manuscrito 32 (1):59-84.
    Some part of the debate between minimalists and contextualists can be construed as merely terminological and can be resolved by agreeing to a certain division of labor. Minimalist claims are to be understood as claims about what is needed for adequate formal compositional semantic models of language understood in abstraction from real conversational contexts. Contextualist claims are ones about how language users produce and understand utterances by manipulating features of the psychological and discourse contexts of the conversational participants in real (...)
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  18. The Pragmatics of Insensitive Assessments: Understanding The Relativity of Assessments of Judgments of Personal Taste, Epistemic Modals, and More.Gunnar Björnsson & Alexander Almér - 2010 - In Barbara H. Partee, Michael Glanzberg & Jurģis Šķilters (eds.), The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication. pp. 1-45.
    In assessing the veridicality of utterances, we normally seem to assess the satisfaction of conditions that the speaker had been concerned to get right in making the utterance. However, the debate about assessor-relativism about epistemic modals, predicates of taste, gradable adjectives and conditionals has been largely driven by cases in which seemingly felicitous assessments of utterances are insensitive to aspects of the context of utterance that were highly relevant to the speaker’s choice of words. In this paper, we offer an (...)
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  19. WAMming Away at Contextualism.Martijn Blaauw - 2003 - SATS 4 (1):88-97.
    Contextualism is a quite popular research program nowadays. In essence, the contextualist holds that the truth conditions of knowledge attributing and of knowledge denying sentences vary in accordance with the context in which the sentences are uttered. This theory is positively motivated by its capability of best explaining certain intuitions we have about knowledge attributions and knowledge denials. In this paper, I will argue that this positive motivation isn't as compelling as the contextualists think it to be. This I will (...)
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  20. Unarticulated Meaning.James Blachowicz - 1994 - Erkenntnis 40 (1):43 - 70.
    It is a common experience of mental life that we come to articulate meanings which we had initially grasped in only a sketchy way. In this paper, I consider how this idea of an initially unarticulated meaning may fit in a general theory of mental representation. I propose to identify unarticulated meanings with what I callspecific concepts, which are quite similar to Rosch's categories of basic objects and are distinct both from images and generic concepts (which come to articulate meanings). (...)
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  21. An Invalid Argument for Contextualism.Thomas A. Blackson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):344–345.
  22. Language, Truth and Knowledge.Thomas Bonk (ed.) - 2003 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    This collection, with essays by Graham H. Bird, Jaakko Hintikka, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Jan Wolenski, will interest graduate students of the philosophy of language ...
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  23. Meaning and Context: A Survey of a Contemporary Debate.Emma Borg - 2009 - In Daniel Whiting (ed.), The Later Wittgenstein on Language. Palgrave-Macmillan.
    relevant to the differences between the two speakings, Odile’s words in the first case said what was false, while in the second case they said what was true. Both spoke of the same state of the world, or the same refrigerator in the same condition. So, in the first case, the words said what is false of a refrigerator with but a milk puddle; in the second case they said what is true of such a refrigerator.
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  24. Predicate Indexicality and Context Dependence.Peter Bosch - 2009 - In Philippe de Brabanter & Mikhail Kissine (eds.), Utterance Interpretation and Cognitive Models. Emmerald Publishers. pp. 20.
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  25. The Grammar of Quantification and the Fine Structure of Interpretation Contexts.Adrian Brasoveanu - 2013 - Synthese 190 (15):3001-3051.
    Providing a compositional interpretation procedure for discourses in which descriptions of complex dependencies between interrelated objects are incrementally built is a key challenge for formal theories of natural language interpretation. This paper examines several quantificational phenomena and argues that to account for these phenomena, we need richly structured contexts of interpretation that are passed on between different parts of the same sentence and also across sentential boundaries. The main contribution of the paper is showing how we can add structure to (...)
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  26. Context Modeling: Context as a Dressing of a Focus.Juliette Brézillon & Patrick Brézillon - 2007 - In D. C. Richardson B. Kokinov (ed.), Modeling and Using Context. Springer. pp. 136--149.
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  27. Insensitive Semantics.Adrian Briciu - 2007 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):499-506.
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  28. Pulling Semantic Contextualism Out by its Roots.Jason Bridges - manuscript
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  29. Context and Use.Jason Bridges - 2012 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 18 (1):133-142.
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  30. Procedures and Strategies: Context-Dependence in Creativity.Ingar Brinck - 1999 - Philosophica 64 (2):33-47.
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  31. Context Creation in Discourse Understanding.Gillian Brown - 1998 - In Kirsten Malmkjær & John Williams (eds.), Context in Language Learning and Language Understanding. Cambridge University Press. pp. 171--192.
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  32. Context in Context.Peter Burke - 2002 - Common Knowledge 8 (1):152-177.
  33. Review of Stefano Predelli, Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language[REVIEW]Ben Caplan - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (11).
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  34. Objective Truth in Matters of Taste.Mihnea D. I. Capraru - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (7):1755-1777.
    In matters of personal taste, faultless disagreement occurs between people who disagree over what is tasty, fun, etc., in those cases when each of these people seems equally far from the objective truth. Faultless disagreement is often taken as evidence that truth is relative. This article aims to help us avoid the truth-relativist conclusion. The article, however, does not argue directly against relativism; instead, the article defends non-relative truth constructively, aiming to explain faultless disagreement with the resources of semantic contextualism. (...)
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  35. Insensitive Semantics. [REVIEW]Mat Carmody - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 57 (228):472–478.
  36. Review: Insensitive Semantics. [REVIEW]Mat Carmody - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 57 (228):472 - 478.
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  37. Meaning in Context.Henning Christiansen & Veronica Dahl - 2005 - In B. Kokinov A. Dey (ed.), Modeling and Using Context. Springer. pp. 97--111.
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  38. Modeling and Using Context. 9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Context 2015.Henning Christiansen, Isidora Stojanovic & George A. Papadopoulos (eds.) - 2015 - Springer.
  39. The Contextuality of Language and Culture.Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska & Agnieszka Gołda-Derejczyk (eds.) - 2009 - Wydawnictwo Wseh.
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  40. Fitting: A Case of Cheng(誠) Intentionality.Daihyun Chung - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 39:35-41.
    Notions of fitting seem to be attractive in explaining language understanding. This paper tries to interpret "fitting" in terms of holistic (cheng, 誠) intentionality rather than the dualistic one. I propose to interpret “cheng” as a notion of integration: The cheng of an entity is the power to realize the embedded objective of it in the context where it interacts with all others; "Mind" refers to the ability of not a single kind of entity but to that of all entities (...)
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  41. Context-Sensitivity in Jain Philosophy: A Dialogical Study of Siddharṣigaṇi's Commentary on the Handbook of Logic. [REVIEW]Nicolas Clerbout, Marie-Hélène Gorisse & Shahid Rahman - 2011 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 40 (5):633-662.
    In classical India, Jain philosophers developed a theory of viewpoints ( naya-vāda ) according to which any statement is always performed within and dependent upon a given epistemic perspective or viewpoint. The Jainas furnished this epistemology with an (epistemic) theory of disputation that takes into account the viewpoint in which the main thesis has been stated. The main aim of our paper is to delve into the Jain notion of viewpoint-contextualisation and to develop the elements of a suitable logical system (...)
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  42. Words, You, and Me.Arthur B. Cody - 2002 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (3):277 – 293.
    It is tempting to explicate the mastery of language, as many philosophers have, with how we come to learn language. Interpreting how we come to learn a language necessarily involves saying what the mind's relevant capacities are. Too long we have been told that those capacities are adaptive to, as well as within, a social context; it seemed plausible to argue that we learn to have (propositional) thoughts as we learn and use the language conatively. This essay tries to persuade (...)
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  43. Contextualism and Interest-Relative Invariantism.E. I. Coffman - 2012 - In Andrew Cullison (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Epistemology. Continuum. pp. 199.
    Classical Invariantism (CI): The truth-value of a given knowledge-ascribing (-denying) sentence is (a) invariant across conversational contexts and (b) independent of how important it is to the subject (S) that the relevant proposition (P) be true.
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  44. Truth Relativists Can't Trump Moral Progress.Annalisa Coliva & Sebastiano Moruzzi - 2012 - Analytic Philosophy 53 (1):48-57.
  45. TRAVIS, C. "Saying and Understanding: A Generative Theory of Illocutions". [REVIEW]D. E. Cooper - 1977 - Mind 86:461.
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  46. Wittgenstein, Contextualism, and Nonsense: A Reply to Hans-Johann Glock.Edmund Dain - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:101-125.
    What nonsense might be, and what Wittgenstein thought that nonsense might be, are two of the central questions in the current debate between those—such as Cora Diamond, James Conant and Michael Kremer—who favour a “resolute” approach to Wittgenstein’s work, and those—such as P. M. S. Hacker and Hans-Johann Glock—who instead favour a more “traditional” approach. What answer we give to these questions will determine the nature and force of his criticisms of traditional philosophy, and so the very shape Wittgenstein’s work (...)
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  47. Review of Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter (Eds.), Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth[REVIEW]Wayne A. Davis - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (7).
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  48. Linguistic or Pragmatic Description in the Context of the Performadox.Alice Davison - 1983 - Linguistics and Philosophy 6 (4):499 - 526.
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  49. Reason, Truth, and Context.Richard T. De George - 1974 - Idealistic Studies 4 (1):35-49.
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  50. 'Context', Hereafter AKC.K. DeRose & Knowledge Assertion - 2002 - Philosophical Review 3:167-203.
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