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Stephen Schiffer
New York University
  1. Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1972 - New York, NY, USA: Oxford, Clarendon Press.
    What is it for marks or sounds to have meaning, and what is it for someone to mean something in producing them? Answering these and related questions, Schiffer explores communication, speech acts, convention, and the meaning of linguistic items in this reissue of a seminal work on the foundations of meaning. A new introduction takes account of recent developments and places his theory in a broader context.
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  2. The Things We Mean.Stephen R. Schiffer - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    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. (...)
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    Remnants of Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1987 - MIT Press.
    In this foundational work on the theory of linguistic and mental representation, Stephen Schiffer surveys all the leading theories of meaning and content in the philosophy of language and finds them lacking. He concludes that there can be no correct, positive philosophical theory or linguistic or mental representation and, accordingly advocates the deflationary "no-theory theory of meaning and content." Along the way he takes up functionalism, the nature of propositions and their suitability as contents, the language of thought and other (...)
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  4. Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1973 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 163:478-479.
     
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  5. Truth and the Theory of Content.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1981 - In Herman Parret (ed.), Meaning and Understanding. Berlin.
     
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  6. Two-Dimensional Semantics and Propositional Attitude Content.Stephen R. Schiffer - 2003 - In The Things We Mean. Oxford University Press.
  7. Does Mentalese Have a Compositional Semantics?Stephen R. Schiffer - 1991 - In Barry M. Loewer & Georges Rey (eds.), Meaning in Mind: Fodor and His Critics. Blackwell.
     
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  8. Stalnaker's Problem of Intentionality: On Robert Stalnaker's Inquiry.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1986 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 67 (April):87-97.
     
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  9. Fodor's Character.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1990 - In Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Information, Semantics, and Epistemology. Blackwell.
     
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  10. Functionalism and Belief.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1986 - In Myles Brand & Robert M. Harnish (eds.), The Representation of Knowledge and Belief. University of Arizona Press.
     
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  11. An Introduction to Content and its Role in Explanation.Stephen R. Schiffer - manuscript
     
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  12. Mental Content and Epistemic Two-Dimensional Semantics.Stephen R. Schiffer - manuscript
    David’s epistemic understanding of two-dimensional semantics has these two features. First, although he considers at least two construals of epistemically possible worlds, on one of them they are centered metaphysically possible worlds. Second, David intends epistemic two-dimensional semantics to yield a theory of propositional-attitude content, as well as having application to the semantics of natural language expressions. These two features come together in David’s “The Components of Content,” where he deploys the apparatus of epistemic two-dimensional semantics to provide an account (...)
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  13. Meanings and Concepts.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1998 - Lingua E Stile 33 (3):399-411.
     
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