The problem with the Frege–Geach problem

Philosophical Studies 167 (3):635-665 (2014)
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Nate Charlow
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Abstract
I resolve the major challenge to an Expressivist theory of the meaning of normative discourse: the Frege–Geach Problem. Drawing on considerations from the semantics of directive language (e.g., imperatives), I argue that, although certain forms of Expressivism (like Gibbard’s) do run into at least one version of the Problem, it is reasonably clear that there is a version of Expressivism that does not
Keywords Expressivism  Frege–Geach Problem  Negation Problem  Disagreement problem  Imperatives (semantics of)  Allan Gibbard
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-013-0119-5
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Thinking How to Live.Allan Gibbard - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
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