How Subjective Fact Ties Language to Reality

Abstract

In this note, I point out some implications of the experiential principle* for the nature of the relationship between language and the world. I argue that this principle implies the existence of a certain relationship between linguistic tokens and facts, and that this relationship undermines most critiques of the referentiality of language

Download options

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
215 (#55,010)

6 months
7 (#101,801)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Similar books and articles

Explanation and Reality in Linguistics.Michael Devitt - 2008 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):203-231.
What We Know When We Know a Language.Barry C. Smith - 2006 - In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 941.
The Linguistic Territoriality Principle — a Critique.Helder de Schutter - 2008 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (2):105–120.
Temporal Language and Temporal Reality.Heather Dyke - 2003 - Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):380–391.
Language and Ontology.Kanti Lal Das & Anirban Mukherjee (eds.) - 2008 - Northern Book Centre.
Russell on Metaphysical Vagueness.Mark Colyvan - 2001 - Principia 5 (1-2):87-98.
How Not to Theorize About the Language of Subjective Uncertainty.Eric Swanson - 2009 - In Andy Egan & Brian Weatherson (eds.), Epistemic Modality. Oxford University Press.