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    Who Are We?Richard Vallée - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):211-230.
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    Unarticulated Comparison Classes.Richard Vallée - 2010 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 18 (2):340-364.
    Relative gradable adjectives raise serious problems in semantics. First, I explore a few intuitions about relative gradable predicates and clarify some points. Second, I propose a multipropositionalist, Perry-inspired, perspective on relative gradable predicate utterances. Perry's version of multipropositionalism introduces many different propositions or contents, including indexical content, referential content, and designational content, which are carried by the utterance of a single sentence. It also offers a new approach to relative gradable predicates, and suggests an explanation for the way relative predicates (...)
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    Context-Sensitivity Beyond Indexicality.Richard Vallée - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (1):79-.
    Indexicals shatter the view that sentences and, more generally, linguistic terms are context-insensitive items. A sentence containing an indexical expression such as.
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    Weather Predicates, Unarticulation and Utterances.Richard Vallée - 2018 - Manuscrito 41 (2):1-28.
    ABSTRACT Perry contends that an utterance of ‘It is raining’ must be assigned a location before being truth assessed. The location is famously argued to be an unarticulated constituent of the proposition an utterance of expresses. My paper examines this view from a pluri-propositionalist perspective. The sentence contains an impersonal pronoun, ‘it’ and the impersonal verb ‘to rain. I suggest that the utterance of semantically determines ‘to rain’, which is an event, and that that event is instantiated at a time (...)
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    Context-Sensitivity Beyond Indexicality.Richard Vallée - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (1):79-106.
    Indexicals shatter the view that sentences and, more generally, linguistic terms are context-insensitive items. A sentence containing an indexical expression such as.
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    Steven Davis, , Pragmatics. A Reader, New-York/Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991, 595 pages. [REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 1992 - Philosophiques 19 (1):157-162.
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    On Local Bars and Imported Beer.Richard Vallée - 2012 - Radical Philosophy Review of Books 20 (1):62-87.
    “Imported“ is a member of a large family of adjectives, including “enemy“, “domestic“, “local“, “exported“, “foreign“. Call these terms contextuals. Contextuals are prima facie context-sensitive expressions in that the same contextual sentence can have different truth-values, and hence different truth-conditions, from utterance to utterance. I use Perry's multipropositionalist framework to get a new angle on contextuals. I explore the idea that the lexical linguistic meaning of contextual adjectives introduces two conditions to the cognitive significance of an utterance. These conditions contain (...)
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    Complex Demonstratives, Articulation, and Overarticulation.Richard Vallée - 2005 - Dialogue 44 (1):97-121.
    Complex demonstratives raise problems in semantics and force a re-examination of basic principles underlying the New Theory of Reference. First, I present these problems and the relevant principles. Then, I explore the most common suggestions, for instance, as those put forward by Braun and Dever. Finally, I introduce my own view. The latter is a non-ad hoc extension of the Reflexive-Referential analysis of context-sensitive terms as discussed by Perry. It accounts for familiar problems, including those raised by the fact that (...)
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    Complex Demonstratives, Articulation, and Overarticulation.Richard Vallée - 2005 - Dialogue 44 (1):97-121.
    ABSTRACT: Complex demonstratives raise problems in semantics and force a re-examination of basic principles underlying the New Theory of Reference. First, I present these problems and the relevant principles. Then, I explore the most common suggestions, for instance, as those put forward by Braun and Dever. Finally, I introduce my own view. The latter is a non-ad hoc extension of the Reflexive-Referential analysis of context-sensitive terms as discussed by Perry. It accounts for familiar problems, including those raised by the fact (...)
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    Pascal Engel , Lire Davidson. Interprétation et holisme, Paris, Éditions de l’Éclat, 1994, 234 p.Richard Vallée - 1996 - Philosophiques 23 (2):464-467.
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    Intentionnalité et référence directe.Richard Vallée - 2007 - Philosophiques 34 (1):159-164.
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    Insensitive Enough Semantics.Richard Vallée - 2006 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 10 (1):67-79.
    According to some philosophers, sentences like (1) “It is raining” and (2) “John is ready” are context sensitive sentences even if they do not contain indexicals or demonstratives. That view initiated a context sensitivity frenzy. Cappelen and Lepore (2005) summarize the frenzy by the slogan “Every sentence is context sensitive” (Insensitive Semantics, p. 6, note 5). They suggest a view they call Minimalism according to which the truth conditions of utterances of sentences like (1)/(2) are exactly what Convention T gives (...)
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    Signification conventionnelle et non-littéralité.Richard Vallée - 1992 - Dialogue 31 (1):51-.
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    Note sur l'identité intentionnelle.Richard Vallée - 1999 - Philosophiques 26 (1):37-52.
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    Récanati, François, Philosophie du langage (et de l'esprit), Gallimard, Folio essais, 2008, 268 p.Récanati, François, Philosophie du langage (et de l'esprit), Gallimard, Folio essais, 2008, 268 p. [REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 2010 - Philosophiques 37 (1):237-241.
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    Descriptions, Référence Et Anaphore.Richard Vallée - 1994 - Dialogue 33 (4):611-.
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    Compositionnalité et interprétation.Richard Vallée - 2003 - Philosophiques 30 (2):353.
    Je présente le principe de compositionnalité et deux arguments classiques en sa faveur — un argument de Davidson et un autre attribuable aux sémanticiens vériconditionnalistes. Je soutiens ensuite que deux catégories d’expressions — les pronoms pluriels et les contextuels — constituent des contre-exemples pour l’argument vériconditionnaliste, mais pas pour l’argument de Davidson. La raison en est que les premiers ont de fortes exigences quant aux entités constituant la valeur sémantique des expressions linguistiques faisant partie du lexique d’une langue, alors que (...)
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    What is Wrong with Negative Properties.Richard Vallée - 2004 - Manuscrito 27 (2):361-382.
    Negative properties, like not flying, are controversial. I introduce negative properties, and offer semantic arguments against the inclusion of such properties in ontology. I distinguish predicate negation and sentential negation, and examine the syntactic and semantic behaviour of predicate negation. I contend that predicate negation is identical with sentential negation. If it is not, then we lose a lot of intuitive inferences found in natural languages and make no clear metaphysical gain. Other arguments based on Ockham’s razor are offered. Finally, (...)
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    Penser en contexte. Le phénomène de l'indexicalité. La controverse John Perry et Gareth Evans Eros Corazza et Jérôme Dokic Collection «Tiré à part» Combas, Éditions de L'Éclat, 1993, 144 p. [REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 1994 - Dialogue 33 (3):556-.
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    On Not Being a Dentist.Richard Vallée - 2004 - Manuscrito 27 (1):227-233.
    Negative properties, like not flying, are controversial. I oppose Chateaubriand’s view on these properties and offer semantic arguments against their inclusion in ontology. I distinguish predicate negation and sentential negation, and examine the syntactic and semantic behaviour of predicate negation. I contend that predicate negation is identical with sentential negation. If it is not, then we lose a lot of intuitive inferences found in natural languages and make no clear metaphysical gain. Other arguments based on Ockham’s razor are offered.
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    Le Retour du Psychologisme En Théorie de la Signification.Richard Vallée - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (4):777-.
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    The Problem of the Essential Indexical and Other Essays John Perry New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1992, XIV, 340 P. [REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 1994 - Dialogue 33 (3):553-.
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  23. Brian Orend, Michael Walzer on War and Justice Reviewed By.Richard Vallee - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (1):61-63.
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    Review of Maximilian de Gaynesford, I: The Meaning of the First Person Term[REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (11).
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    Learning.Richard Vallèe - 2008 - Manuscrito 31 (1).
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    Le problème de l'esprit d'autrui. Discussion de quelques solutions récentes.Richard Vallée - 1988 - Philosophiques 15 (2):421-451.
    Les quatre thèses suivantes ont pour résultat qu'il devient impossible de justifier sa croyance en l'existence d'états mentaux hors les siens propres : on a un accès direct à ses propres états mentaux ; on n'a qu'un accès indirect aux états mentaux d'autrui ; le matérialisme est indéfendable et toute prétention à la connaissance doit respecter des contraintes empiristes. L'argument par analogie, une tactique classique pour justifier cette croyance, est insoutenable, en particulier lorsqu'il se base sur le comportement linguistique. Un (...)
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  27. John T. Kearns, Using Language: The Structure of Speech-Acts Reviewed By.Richard Vallée - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (9):375-376.
     
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  28. Brian Orend, Michael Walzer on War and Justice. [REVIEW]Richard Vallee - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22:61-63.
  29. John T. Kearns, Using Language: The Structure of Speech-Acts. [REVIEW]Richard Vallée - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5:375-376.
     
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  30. Learning "Big".Richard VallÈe - 2008 - Manuscrito 31 (1):489-506.
    I argue that we are wrong in thinking that all assertive sentences reflect reality. My argument is grounded on the semantics of comparative sentences. I also contend that utterances are designed to fit reality. My view relies on the idea that the notion of truth fit for sentences – a metalinguistic notion – is not metaphysical in nature, while a notion of truth capturing our intuitions concerning utterances of comparative sentences is. In that respect, intuitions concerning utterances of compa-rative sentences (...)
     
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