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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
... commitments of the project of dynamic semantics. © 2016 by Cornell University 2016  8. One manifestation of this point is the problem utilitarians face of making sense of interpersonal comparisons of desirability; for discussion see, for example, Hausman 1995 .  9. Here we could assume...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 45–92.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Malte Willer A dynamic semantics for epistemically modalized sentences is an attractive alternative to the orthodox view that our best theory of meaning ascribes to such sentences truth-conditions relative to what is known. This essay demonstrates that a dynamic theory about might and must offers...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 637–639.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Peter Sutton Manuel García-Carpintero and Josep Macià, eds., Two-Dimensional Semantics . Oxford: Clarendon, 2006. 355 pp. © 2008 by Cornell University 2008 xxx prjuly2008-04 October 21, 2008 11:39 BOOK REVIEWS Daniel...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
...Kent Bach Emma Borg, Minimal Semantics . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. x + 288 pp. Cornell University 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Allan Gibbard, Thinking How to Live. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ix + 302 pp. Allan Gibbard’s book Thinking...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... straightforward whenever S is an embedded symplectic submanifold of phase space; more complex techniques can be used to define natural relative measures in certain other cases. © 2014 by Cornell University, 2014 2014 Understand ‘semantics’ broadly, so that propositions about the speech acts people...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
... University 2018 quantifiers epistemic modals dynamic semantics counterpart theory conceptual covers Imagine that there is a lottery with only two tickets, a blue ticket and a red ticket. The tickets are also numbered 1 through 2, but we don't know which color goes with which number...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 97–143.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Things with Words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press . Bach, Kent, and Robert M. Harnish. 1979. Linguistic Communication and Speech Acts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press . Beaver, David. 2001. Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics. Stanford, CA: CSLI . Benton, Matthew A. 2011. “Two...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Alexander W. Kocurek A counteridentical is a counterfactual with an identity statement in the antecedent. While counteridenticals generally seem nontrivial, most semantic theories for counterfactuals, when combined with the necessity of identity and distinctness, attribute vacuous truth conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Logic of Conditionals . Dordrecht : D. Reidel . Alston W. 1988 . “ An Internalist Externalism .” Synthese 74 ( 3 ): 265 – 83 . Beaver David I. 2001 . Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics . Stanford : CSLI Publications . Belzoni Giovanni . 1820...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Anders J. Schoubye M ILLIANISM and DESCRIPTIVISM are without question the two most prominent views with respect to the semantics of proper names. However, debates between MILLIANS and DESCRIPTIVISTS have tended to focus on a fairly narrow set of linguistic data and an equally narrow set of problems...
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The Philosophical Review (2010) 119 (3): 365–380.
Published: 01 July 2010
... conditional. This article argues for the following claims: First, that it's crucial to the general semantic framework Chalmers and Jackson defend that they do include the phenomenal facts in the supervenience conditional; without them, the conditional would not be a priori. Second, that the only way to argue...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Theory of Names.” Journal of Semantics 14 : 319 -48. Grice, H. 1957 . “Meaning.” Philosophical Review 66 : 377 -88. ———. 1969 . “Vacuous Names.” In Words and Objections , ed. D. Davidson and J. Hintikka, 118 -45. Dordrecht: Reidel. Groenendijk, J., and M. Stokhof. 1991 . “Dynamic...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...'-claims, they say, only get truth-values with respect to contexts, indices, and—the new wrinkle—points of assessment (hence, cia ). Here we argue against such “relativist” semantics. We begin with a sketch of the motivation for such theories and a generic formulation of them. Then we catalogue central...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... possible worlds in the object language. This, in turn, requires that the truth of a semantic value of a sentence (or whatever structure is embedded in a modal) be relativized to a sequence of worlds rather than to an individual world, and thus be distinguished from a proposition in the traditional sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and as binding a variable within the scope of the attitude verb. This essay is interested in addressing the question what the semantic analysis of this kind of reading should look like from a Fregean perspective—a perspective according to which attitude states are generally relations to structured...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., informationally consistent ), since they are accepted at some nonempty contexts. Let's turn, finally, to the update semantics for epistemic modals, due to Veltman 1996 . That theory is given within the dynamic framework of Heim 1982 , 1983 , in which the semantic value of a sentence p is a context change...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
... point on the role of agentive modal ascriptions in practical discourse: ability ascriptions serve as a kind of hypothetical guarantee, and compulsion ascriptions as a kind of nonhypothetical guarantee. We have advocated a new semantics for agentive modals, the act conditional analysis . Our semantics...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 314–316.
Published: 01 April 2008
.... referential ‘he’: John was here but he left. bound ‘he’: Every boy thinks he’s a rock star. donkey ‘it’: Every farmer who owns a donkey beats it. The D-type theory goes against dynamic semantics—the received view originally developed by Heim and Kamp. The donkey pronoun ‘it’ is tricky...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 April 2021
... papers in this volume examine how the illocutionary force of imperatives are encoded. Paul Portner distinguishes a speech approach from both dynamic pragmatics and dynamic semantics, as he uses observations about intonation to account for differentially forced imperatives. One interesting feature of the...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 641–647.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., common to all the essays discussed so far, that epistemic modal claims express propositions of some kind. Stephen Yablo offers a dynamic semantics for epistemic modals that gives the semantics of (1) in terms of its update effects on the common ground between discourse participants. The classical...