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  1. The Things We Mean.Stephen 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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  2. Meaning.Stephen Schiffer - 1972 - 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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    Remnants of Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1987 - MIT Press.
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  4. Contextualist Solutions to Scepticism.Stephen Schiffer - 1996 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96 (1):317-333.
  5. Belief Ascription.Stephen Schiffer - 1992 - Journal of Philosophy 89 (10):499-521.
  6. Truth and the Theory of Content.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1981 - In Herman Parret (ed.), Meaning and Understanding. Berlin.
     
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  7. Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar.Stephen Schiffer - 2015 - Erkenntnis 80 (1):61-87.
    A generative grammar for a language L generates one or more syntactic structures for each sentence of L and interprets those structures both phonologically and semantically. A widely accepted assumption in generative linguistics dating from the mid-60s, the Generative Grammar Hypothesis , is that the ability of a speaker to understand sentences of her language requires her to have tacit knowledge of a generative grammar of it, and the task of linguistic semantics in those early days was taken to be (...)
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  8. Ceteris Paribus Laws.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1991 - Mind 100 (397):1-17.
  9. Two-Dimensional Semantics and Propositional Attitude Content.Stephen R. Schiffer - 2003 - In The Things We Mean. Oxford University Press.
  10. Skepticism and the Vagaries of Justified Belief.Stephen Schiffer - 2004 - Philosophical Studies 119 (1-2):161-184.
  11. Interest-Relative Invariantism. [REVIEW]Stephen Schiffer - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (1):188 - 195.
    In his important book Knowledge and Practical Interests, Jason Stanley advances a proposal about knowledge and the semantics of knowledge ascriptions which he calls interest-relative invariantism. A theory of knowledge ascriptions of the form ‘A knows that S’ is invariantist.
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  12. Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1973 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 163:478-479.
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  13. The Things We Mean.Stephen Schiffer - 2005 - Mind 114 (453):97-111.
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    Cognitive Propositions.Stephen Schiffer - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (9):2551-2563.
    Soames's new theory of "cognitive propositions" is presented and several prima facie objections are presented to it.
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    Two Issues of Vagueness.Stephen Schiffer - 1998 - The Monist 81 (2):193--214.
  16. Amazing Knowledge.Stephen Schiffer - 2002 - Journal of Philosophy 99 (4):200 - 202.
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  17. Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions.Stephen Schiffer - 2005 - Mind 114 (456):1135-1183.
    The proper statement and assessment of Russell's theory depends on one's semantic presuppositions. A semantic framework is provided, and Russell's theory formulated in terms of it. Referential uses of descriptions raise familiar problems for the theory, to which there are, at the most general level of abstraction, two possible Russellian responses. Both are considered, and both found wanting. The paper ends with a brief consideration of what the correct positive theory of definite descriptions might be, if it is not the (...)
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  18. The Epistemic Theory of Vagueness.Stephen Schiffer - 1999 - Philosophical Perspectives 13 (s13):481-503.
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    XIII—Contextualist Solutions to Scepticism.Stephen Schiffer - 1996 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96 (1):317-334.
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  20. The Basis of Reference.Stephen Schiffer - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (1):171--206.
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  21. The Things We Mean.Stephen Schiffer - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2):395-395.
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  22. A Problem for a Direct-Reference Theory of Belief Reports.Stephen R. Schiffer - 2006 - Noûs 40 (2):361-368.
    (1) The propositions we believe and say are _Russellian_ _propositions_: structured propositions whose basic components are the objects and properties our thoughts and speech acts are about. (2) Many singular terms.
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  23. Indexicals and the Theory of Reference.Stephen Schiffer - 1981 - Synthese 49 (1):43--100.
  24. Descriptions, Indexicals, and Belief Reports: Some Dilemmas (but Not the Ones You Expect).Stephen Schiffer - 1995 - Mind 104 (413):107-131.
  25. Evidence= Knowledge: Williamson's Solution to Skepticism?Stephen Schiffer - 2009 - In Patrick Greenough, Duncan Pritchard & Timothy Williamson (eds.), Williamson on Knowledge. Oxford University Press. pp. 183--202.
    A single argument template---the EPH template---can be used to generate versions of the best known and most challenging skeptical problems. In his brilliantly groundbreaking book Knowledge and Its Limits, Timothy Williamson presents a theory of knowledge and evidence which he clearly intends to provide a response to skepticism in its most important forms. After laying out EPH skepticism and reviewing possible ways of responding to it, I show how elements of Williamson’s theory motivate a hitherto unexplored way of responding to (...)
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  26. Propositional Content.Stephen R. Schiffer - 2008 - In Ernest LePore & B. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press.
    To a first approximation, _propositional content_ is whatever _that-clauses_ contribute to what is ascribed in utterances of sentences such as Ralph believes _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph said _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph hopes _that Tony Curtis is alive_. Ralph desires _that Tony Curtis is alive_.
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  27. A Paradox of Meaning.Stephen Schiffer - 1994 - Noûs 28 (3):279-324.
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    Meaning and Value.Stephen Schiffer - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (11):602-614.
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  29. The Mode-of-Presentation Problem.Stephen Schiffer - 1990 - In C. A. Anderson J. Owens (ed.), Propositional Attitudes: The Role of Content in Logic, Language, and Mind. CSLI. pp. 249-268.
  30. Vague Properties.Stephen Schiffer - 2010 - In Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Vagueness, its Nature, and its Logic. Oxford University Press. pp. 109--130.
    I. Vague Properties and the Problem of Vagueness The philosophical problem of vagueness is to say what vagueness is in a way that helps to resolve the sorites paradox. Saying what vagueness is requires saying what kinds of things can be vague and in what the vagueness of each kind consists. Philosophers dispute whether things of this, that, or the other kind can be vague, but no one disputes that there are vague linguistic expressions. Among vague expressions, predicates hold a (...)
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  31. The Things We Mean.Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):301-303.
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  32. The 'Fido'-Fido Theory of Belief.Stephen Schiffer - 1987 - Philosophical Perspectives 1:455-480.
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    Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1974 - Journal of Philosophy 71 (7):224-229.
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    Vagueness and Partial Belief.Stephen Schiffer - 2000 - Noûs 34 (s1):220 - 257.
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    Two Perspectives on Knowledge of Language.Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophical Issues 16 (1):275–287.
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    Boghossian on Externalism and Inference.Stephen Schiffer - 1992 - Philosophical Issues 2:29-38.
    Suppose we think in a language of thought. Then Paul Boghossian' is prepared to argue, first, that there may be ambiguous Mentalese expression types that have unambiguous tokens, and, second, that the way in which this is possible allows for otherwise valid theoretical or practical reasoning to be rendered invalid owing to equivocation of a sort that may be undetectable to the reasoner. Paul sees this as a possible basis from which to launch an argument for what some might call (...)
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    Intention-Based Semantics.Stephen Schiffer - 1982 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23 (2):119--156.
  38. Communication.Stephen Schiffer - unknown
    S produces the sounds “It’s snowing” in the presence of A, and A instantaneously comes to know that it’s snowing. S has communicated to, or told, A that it’s snowing, and, as a result of S’s speech act, A came to know that it was snowing. Philosophical interest in communication turns on four inter-related questions. The first is about the logical structure of communication, or, more specifically, about whether communication is a relation that holds among three things just in case (...)
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  39. Yes, a Reply to Brian Loar's "Can We Confirm Supervenient Properties?".Stephen Schiffer - 1993 - Philosophical Issues 4:93-100.
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    A Paradox of Desire.Stephen Schiffer - 1976 - American Philosophical Quarterly 13 (3):195 - 203.
  41. Meaning In Speech and In Thought.Stephen Schiffer - 2013 - Philosophical Quarterly 63 (250):141-159.
    If we think in a lingua mentis, questions about relations between linguistic meaning and propositional-attitude content become questions about relations between meaning in a public language (p-meaning) and meaning in a language of thought (t-meaning). Whether or not the neo-Gricean is correct that p-meaning can be defined in terms of t-meaning and then t-meaning defined in terms of the causal-functional roles of mentalese expressions, it's apt to seem obvious that separate accounts are needed of p-meaning and t-meaning, since p-meaning, unlike (...)
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    Naming and Knowing.Stephen Schiffer - 1979 - In A. French Peter, E. Uehling Theodore, Howard Jr & K. Wettstein (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 28-41.
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  43. Physicalism.Stephen Schiffer - 1990 - Philosophical Perspectives 4:153-185.
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    The Things We Mean.Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):218-224.
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    Actual-Language Relations.Stephen Schiffer - 1993 - Philosophical Perspectives 7:231-258.
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    The Things We Mean.Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):208-210.
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    Gricean Semantics and Vague Speaker-Meaning.Stephen Schiffer - 2017 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):293-317.
    Presentations of Gricean semantics, including Stephen Neale’s in “Silent Reference,” totally ignore vagueness, even though virtually every utterance is vague. I ask how Gricean semantics might be adjusted to accommodate vague speaker-meaning. My answer is that it can’t accommodate it: the Gricean program collapses in the face of vague speaker-meaning. The Gricean might, however, find some solace in knowing that every other extant meta-semantic and semantic program is in the same boat.
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    Précis of the Things We Mean. [REVIEW]Stephen Schiffer - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (1):208–210.
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    Vagueness and Partial Belief.Stephen Schiffer - 2000 - Philosophical Issues 10 (1):220-257.
  50. An Introduction to Content and its Role in Explanation.Stephen R. Schiffer - manuscript
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