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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 427–440.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... Stich, S. 1990 . The Fragmentation of Reason . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Williamson, T. 2004 . “Philosophical `Intuitions' and Scepticism about Judgment.” Dialectica 58 : 109 -53. Craziness and Metasemantics John Hawthorne...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
... that we have come to a different and more expansive understanding of ‘all sets’ (or ‘all ordinals’ or ‘all cardinals’). But indefinite extensibility is philosophically puzzling: extant accounts are either metasemantically suspect in requiring mysterious mechanisms of domain expansion, or metaphysically...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 361–399.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of language: in virtue of what does a name such as ‘London’ refer to something or a predicate such as ‘is large’ apply to some object? This essay examines one kind of answer to this “metasemantic”1 question: interpretationism, instances of which have been proposed by Donald Davidson, David Lewis...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 41–71.
Published: 01 January 2018
... interpretation, and first-order normative assumptions. This story is distinguished from extant “reference magnetic” explanations of the phenomenon, and objections and replies are considered. © 2018 by Cornell University 2018 naturalness metaethics metasemantics radical interpretation Some say...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (2): 251–266.
Published: 01 April 2007
... ways, presemantic or metasemantic, and semantic, that the extension of an expression may depend on empirical facts. We begin 5. Most prominently, in “Assertion,” Syntax and Semantics 9 (1978): 315–32, reprinted in Stalnaker, Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (3): 356–362.
Published: 01 July 2019
... . Williamson Timothy 2013 . Modal Logic as Metaphysics . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Williamson Timothy 2014 . “ Logic, Metalogic, and Neutrality .” Erkenntnis 79 : 211 – 31 . Yalcin Seth 2014 . “ Semantics and Metasemantics in the Context of Generative Grammar...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (3): 437–440.
Published: 01 July 2015
... it — it's the job of metasemantics to explain how the value of the parameter is determined. If context sensitivity ruins constancy, it matters not what determines the value of a parameter. The last two chapters concern internalist arguments against treating reference (and truth) as the core semantic...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 307–310.
Published: 01 April 2013
... existential quantifiers. Hirsch (1993, 80) shies away from this, merely claiming that there are multiple possible meanings. 311 BOOK REVIEWS strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 April 2013
... existential quantifiers. Hirsch (1993, 80) shies away from this, merely claiming that there are multiple possible meanings. 311 BOOK REVIEWS strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 318–322.
Published: 01 April 2013
... existential quantifiers. Hirsch (1993, 80) shies away from this, merely claiming that there are multiple possible meanings. 311 BOOK REVIEWS strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 322–325.
Published: 01 April 2013
... existential quantifiers. Hirsch (1993, 80) shies away from this, merely claiming that there are multiple possible meanings. 311 BOOK REVIEWS strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 325–327.
Published: 01 April 2013
... strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic principles of linguistic interpretation—he focuses on the principle of charity—require taking our ordinary commonsense judgments to be true. CS is the main topic of essay six, and it receives...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
... a metasemantic story in some straightforward way—it involves awkward metasemantic commitments. A metasemantics for both the ACA and this orthodox recasting of the ACA must account for how S , c , w and f c are determined, since both views refer to these parameters. But this recasting...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (3): 281–338.
Published: 01 July 2014
... in nomologically possible worlds, irrelevant to the truth-values of counterfactuals like (2)–(4). It thereby opens up the possibility of a metasemantics that allows such counterfactuals to be true without needing to give semantic considerations a de jure role in our account of the truth-conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 317–322.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... But like Lewis, Ichikawa intends his proposal to have “a certain kind of metasemantic generality” (19). Since quantifier domains vary with context, the domain of E-cases will vary with context, too. He prescinds from the “ambitious” task of articulating a set of rules for which possibilities get lassoed...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 310–314.
Published: 01 April 2013
.... 311 BOOK REVIEWS strictly and literally true” (xiii).2 The argument for CS is metasemantic. Hirsch claims that some basic principles of linguistic interpretation—he focuses on the principle of charity—require taking our ordinary commonsense judgments to be true. CS...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2019
...* facts. The setup here is similar to the moral twin earth cases from Horgan and Timmons, but whereas they were more interested to cause trouble for semantic and metasemantic theories offered by naturalist realists, Eklund wants to cause trouble for the ardent realist (32–37). We don't get a full...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 43–79.
Published: 01 January 2017
...” idioms as alternative ways of expressing this notion. The question of what grounds a given semantic fact is the central question of what Burgess and Sherman (2014) refer to as “basic metasemantics.” 28. Technically, to draw this conclusion, and to make the comparison with reference exact, we...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (2): 199–241.
Published: 01 April 2006
... of identifi cation or other, and be warranted in believing that she or he said that p. (There may be some restrictions on the permis- sible modes of identifi cation, but they certainly go beyond proper names.) Moreover, it is plausible that the requirement is conditional on the possession of metasemantic...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for millianism is to argue that names are not simply type-ambiguous, but rather polysemous, and that the relation between referential and predicative uses therefore requires a metasemantic or pragmatic explanation. Leckie (2013) , for example, takes this approach and offers a broadly pragmatic explanation...