Insensitive Semantics (Heftet)

A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 232
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781405126755
Omtale Insensitive Semantics
"Insensitive Semantics" is an overview of and contribution to the debates about how to accommodate context sensitivity within a theory of human communication, investigating the effects of context on communicative interaction and, as a corollary, what a context of utterance is and what it is to be in one. This work: provides detailed and wide-ranging overviews of the central positions and arguments surrounding contextualism; addresses broad and varied aspects of the distinction between the semantic and non-semantic content of language; defends a distinctive and explanatorily powerful combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism; and, confronts core problems which not only run to the heart of philosophy of language and linguistics, but which arise in epistemology, metaphysics, and moral philosophy as well.

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