Making It Explicit Reasoning, Representing, and Discursive Commitment

ISBN-10: 0674543300

ISBN-13: 9780674543300

Edition: 1994

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This text examines the nature of language from the perspective of inference rather than representation. It seeks to explain how semantic content can be conferred on expressions and attitudes that are part of social practice.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 762
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, where he is also director of the Information Society Project. He lectures widely at universities in America and abroad, and he makes his home in New Haven, Connecticut.Robert B. Brandom is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Preface
Toward a Normative Pragmatics
Introduction
From Intentional State to Normative Status
From Norms Explicit in Rules to Norms Implicit in Practices
From Normative Status to Normative Attitude
From Assessment to the Social Institution of Norms
From Intentional Interpretation to Original Intentionality
Appendix: Wittgenstein's Use of Regel Toward an Inferential
Semantics Content and Representation
The Priority of the Propositional Conceptual
Classification and Inference Material Inference, Conceptual Content, and Expression
Circumstances and Consequences of Application
Conclusion
Linguistic Practice and Discursive Commitment
Intentional States and Linguistic
Practices Deontic Status and Deontic Attitudes
Asserting and Inferring Scorekeeping: Pragmatic Significance and Semantic Content
Perception and Action: The Conferral of Empirical and Practical Conceptual Content Assertions as Knowledge
Claims Reliability Observation Reports and Noninferential Authority Rational
Agency Practical Reasoning: Inferences from Doxastic to Practical Commitments Intentions
The Expressive Role of Traditional
Semantic Vocabulary: 'True' and 'Refers'
From Inference to Truth, Reference, and Representation Truth in Classical Pragmatism
From Pragmatism to Prosentences
Reference and Anaphorically Indirect Descriptions
The Function of Traditional
Semantic Vocabulary Is Expressive, Not Explanatory Substitution
What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any? Multivalued Logic and Material Inference Substitution, Sentential Embedding, and Semantic
Roles Subsentential Expressions What Are Singular Terms? Why Are There Singular Terms? Objections and Replies
Conclusion
Appendix: From Substitutional Derivation of Categories to Functional Derivation of Categories
Appendix: Sentence Use Conferring the Status of Singular Terms on Subsentential
Expressions--An Application Anaphora: The Structure of Token Repeatables
Objects Definite Descriptions and Existential Commitments Substitution, Token Recurrence, and
Anaphora Deixis and Anaphora Interpersonal Anaphora and Communication Appendix: Other Kinds of
Anaphora--Paychecks, Donkeys, and Quantificational Antecedents Ascribing Propositional Attitudes
The Social Route from Reasoning to Representing Representation and De Re Ascription of Propositionally Contentful Commitments Interpretation, Communication, and De Re Ascriptions
De Re Ascriptions and the Intentional Explanation of Action
From Implicit Attribution to Explicit
Ascription Epistemically Strong De Re Attitudes
Indexicals, Quasi-Indexicals, and Proper Names The Social-Perspectival Character of Conceptual Contents and the Objectivity of Conceptual Norms
Appendix: The Construction and Recursive Interpretation of Iterated Ascriptions
That Mix De Dicto and De Re Content Specifications
Conclusion
Two Concepts of Concepts Norms and Practices We Have Met the Norms, and They Are Ours
Abbreviations
Notes
Index
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