The Things We Mean

Oxford University Press (2003)
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Stephen Schiffer
New York University
Abstract
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. This radical new treatment of meaning will command the attention of everyone who works on fundamental questions about language, and will attract much interest from other areas of philosophy.
Keywords Meaning (Philosophy  Philosophy of mind
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Call number B105.M4.S35 2003
ISBN(s) 0198241089   9780198241089     9780199257768
DOI 10.1215/00318108-115-1-124
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