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Holism: a shopper's guide

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Holism: a shopper's guide
Title
Holism: a shopper's guide
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"The main question addressed in this book is whether individuation of the contents of thoughts and linguistic expressions is inherently holistic. The authors consider arguments that are alleged to show that the meaning of a scientific hypothesis depends on the entire theory that entails it, or that the content of a concept depends on the entire belief system of which it is part. If these arguments are sound then it would follow that the meanings of words, sentences, hypotheses, predictions, discourses, dialogs, texts, thoughts and the like are merely derivative. The implications of holism about meaning for other philosophical issues (intentional explanation, translation, Realism, skepticism, etc.) will also be explored. Authors discussed include Quine, Davidson, Lewis, Bennett, Block, Field, Churchland, and others. The book is intended for all those interested in language, mind, metaphysics or epistemology."--Pub. desc
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UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fodor, Jerry A
Index
no index present
LC call number
B818
LC item number
.F66 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LePore, Ernest
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holism
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
Label
Holism: a shopper's guide
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: A Geography of The Issues -- 2. Confirmation Holism and Meaning Holism / W.V.O. Quine -- 3. Meaning Holism and Radical Interpretation / Donald Davidson -- 4. Meaning Holism and The Inextricability Thesis / David Lewis -- 5. Meaning Holism and The Normativity of Intentional Ascription (and A Little More about Davidson) / D.C. Dennett -- 6. Meaning Holism and Conceptual Role Semantics / Ned Block -- 7. State Space Semantics (and A Brief Conclusion) / Paul Churchland
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780631181934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Holism: a shopper's guide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: A Geography of The Issues -- 2. Confirmation Holism and Meaning Holism / W.V.O. Quine -- 3. Meaning Holism and Radical Interpretation / Donald Davidson -- 4. Meaning Holism and The Inextricability Thesis / David Lewis -- 5. Meaning Holism and The Normativity of Intentional Ascription (and A Little More about Davidson) / D.C. Dennett -- 6. Meaning Holism and Conceptual Role Semantics / Ned Block -- 7. State Space Semantics (and A Brief Conclusion) / Paul Churchland
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780631181934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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