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The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (1): 101–103.
Published: 01 January 2000
...John V. Canfield WITTGENSTEIN ON MIND AND LANGUAGE By David G. Stern. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Pp. ix, 226. Cornell University 2000 BOOK REVIEWS of their greatest philosophical foes, namely Bradley. Linsky’spaper defends Russell against...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 536–541.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Nathaniel Bulthuis Cameron Margaret and Stainton Robert J. , eds., Linguistic Content: New Essays on the History of Philosophy of Language . Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2015 . 272 pp . © 2017 by Cornell University 2017 Cameron and Stainton's edited volume...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (4): 554–558.
Published: 01 October 2017
... agents. Semantics, by contrast, appeals to convention-governed, grammar-driven, and language-specific capacities that vary more between speech communities. Although this way of framing the issue doesn't, on its own, resolve the question of how semantics and pragmatics should be combined in an explanation...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and some more detailed discussion of other conventionalist theories, it makes a valuable contribution to current thinking about conventions, if only by showing what is not conventional about language, morality, and law and by avoiding blanket statements about these. References Grice H. P...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 294–298.
Published: 01 April 2012
...José Luis Bermúdez Parikh Prashant , Language and Equilibrium . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2010 . xiii +334 pp . © 2012 by Cornell University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS Frederick C. Beiser, Diotima’s Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (3): 393–402.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Peter Ludlow Michael Devitt, Ignorance of Language . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. xiii + 320 pp. Cornell University 2009 Baker, M. 2001 . The Atoms of Language . New York: Basic Books. Chomsky, N. 1980 . “Rules and Representations.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 470–473.
Published: 01 July 2002
...Reinaldo Elugardo; Robert J. Stainton Charles Travis, Unshadowed Thought: Representations in Thought and Language. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.Pp. 263. Cornell University 2002 BOOK REVIEWS References Gupta...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Michael Kremer Ian Proops, Logic and Language in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. New York: Garland, 2000. Pp. xxii, 121. Cornell University 2002 Anscombe, G. E. M. 1971 . An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Proops, Ian. 2002...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 530–532.
Published: 01 October 2006
...E. J. Ashworth Walter Ott, Locke's Philosophy of Language . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. vii + 159 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century. 2 vols. Princeton, NJ: Princeton...
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The Philosophical Review (2009) 118 (2): 266–269.
Published: 01 April 2009
... in chapter 1 without directly arguing for its main claims. The hope is that they constitute an attractive package relative to leading rivals, the pros and cons of which are for the most part assumed to be familiar to readers. Following a chapter on the role of formal languages in modeling natural...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Zoltán Gendler Szabó Consider the hypothesis that every quantified sentence in every natural language contains some expression or other whose extension constrains the domain of quantification. If the hypothesis is correct, quantificational domains are fixed in fundamentally different ways...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Andrew Bacon In explaining the notion of a fundamental property or relation, metaphysicians will often draw an analogy with languages. The fundamental properties and relations stand to reality as the primitive predicates and relations stand to a language: the smallest set of vocabulary God would...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., as is commonly thought, just on the presence of an operator ‘actually’. This essay argues that this phenomenon provides evidence that mood admits of bound and free readings along the lines of tenses and pronouns. It therefore favors the hypothesis that natural language contains variables and quantifiers...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (1): 1–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... worlds and the presence of several other accompanying features. Under certain assumptions, such vagueness prevents the fundamental physical theory from being completely expressible in the mathematical language. Moreover, I suggest that such vagueness can be regarded as vagueness in the world . For a case...
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The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 173–238.
Published: 01 April 2023
... representation in a novel language. In the latter half of the paper I turn to some technical questions concerning the treatment of quantification and demonstrate various equivalences between the diagrammatic and logical representations and a fragment of the λ -calculus. A complete understanding of the finer...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (4): 453–497.
Published: 01 October 2022
... a collection of distinct abstraction operations, each of which maps a system to its corresponding pure structure. The theory is precisely formulated in an essentialist language. This allows us to throw new light on the question to what extent structuralists are committed to symmetric dependence. Finally, we...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and not p⌝ and ⌜Not p and might p⌝ are inconsistent? To make sense of this situation, I propose a new theory of epistemic modals that aims to account for their subtle embedding behavior and shed new light on the dynamics of information in natural language. A more substantial departure concerns order...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 515–566.
Published: 01 October 2011
... the diagnosis of verbal disputes as a tool for philosophical progress. Second, they are interesting as a subject matter for first-order philosophy. Reflection on the existence and nature of verbal disputes can reveal something about the nature of concepts, language, and meaning. In this article I first...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Sarah Moss This paper argues that just as full beliefs can constitute knowledge, so can properties of your credence distribution. The resulting notion of probabilistic knowledge helps us give a natural account of knowledge ascriptions embedding language of subjective uncertainty, and a simple...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
...) may also be shifted by operators in the representation language. Indeed verbs that create hyperintensional contexts, like `think', are treated as operators that simultaneously shift the world and assignment parameters. By contrast, metaphysical modal operators shift the world of assessment only. Names...