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The Resource How to think about meaning, Paul Saka, (electronic book)

How to think about meaning, Paul Saka, (electronic book)

Label
How to think about meaning
Title
How to think about meaning
Statement of responsibility
Paul Saka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"According to the dominant theory of meaning, truth-conditional semantics, to explain the meaning of a statement is to specify the conditions necessary and sufficient for its truth. Classical truth-conditional semantics is coming under increasing attack, however, from contextualists and inferentialists, who agree that meaning is located in the mind." "How to Think about Meaning develops an even more radical mentalist semantics, which it does by shifting the object of semantic inquiry. Whereas for classical semantics the object of analysis is an abstract sentence or utterance such as "Grass is green", for attitudinal semantics the object of inquiry is a propositional attitude such as "Speaker so-and-so thinks grass is green". Explicit relativization to some speaker S allows for semantic theory then to make contact with psychology, sociology, historical linguistics, and other empirical disciplines." "The attitudinal approach is motivated both by theoretical considerations and by its practical success in dealing with recalcitrant phenomena in the theory of meaning. These include: presuppositions as found in hate speech, and more generally the connotative force of evaluative language; the problem of how to represent ambiguity; quotation and the use-mention distinction; and the liar paradox, which appears to contradict truth-based semantics."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saka, Paul.
Dewey number
121/.68
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
S25 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • surveys of literature
Series statement
Philosophical studies series
Series volume
v. 109
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Semantics
  • Reference (Linguistics)
Label
How to think about meaning, Paul Saka, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the contents Preface.- Notational Conventions.- Part I: Theoretical Issues.- -- Introduction.- -- The Case of the Missing Truth-Conditions.- -- Foundations of Attitudinal Semantics.- -- Objections and Replies.- Part II: Case Studies.- -- Hate Speech.- -- Ambiguity.- -- Quotation and Use-Mention.- -- Liars and Truth-tellers.- Conclusion.- References.- Index
Control code
SPR188025842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402058578
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
How to think about meaning, Paul Saka, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the contents Preface.- Notational Conventions.- Part I: Theoretical Issues.- -- Introduction.- -- The Case of the Missing Truth-Conditions.- -- Foundations of Attitudinal Semantics.- -- Objections and Replies.- Part II: Case Studies.- -- Hate Speech.- -- Ambiguity.- -- Quotation and Use-Mention.- -- Liars and Truth-tellers.- Conclusion.- References.- Index
Control code
SPR188025842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402058578
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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