Meaning and Truth The Essential Readings in Modern Semantics
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Description: Contemporary semantic theory rests upon lively theoretical disputes about the meaning of words, the proper form of semantic theory, and, ultimately, on the very possibility of semantic theory itself. Jay L. Garfield and Murray Kiteley have collected, in Meaning and Truth, the definitive articles on the history of semantics and the primary voices debating the interpretation of description, the theory of truth intensionality, the structure of meaning, natural language, and the relation of semantics to pragmatics. The details, complexities, and charming eccentricities of language thus become visible against a background of abstract theory. Undergraduate and graduate students of semantics, linguistics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of language will now be able to encounter all of the important theoretical debates of modern semantics in a single volume. Selections begin with the classic essay by Mill, "Of Names and Propositions," include such standards as "General Semantics" by Lewis and "Actualism" by Plantinga, and conclude with a chapter on "Linguistic Approaches to Semantics."
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Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 6/15/1998
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Of Names and Propositions|
|On Sense and Nominatum|
|The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics Alfred Tarski|
|Mr. Strawson on Referring|
|Meaning and Necessity|
|Reference and Definite Descriptions|
|Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference|
|Presupposition and Two-Dimensional Logic|
|On the Logic of Demonstratives|
|Truth and Meaning|
|Tarski's Theory of Truth|
|Physicalism and Primitive Denotation: Field on Tarski|
|Quantifiers and Propositional Attitudes|
|On Saying That|
|An Overview of Montague Semantics|
|Subjectivity's Bailiwick and the Person of Its Bailiff|
|The Structure of Meaning|
|Two Types of Quantifiers|
|A Logical Theory of Verb-Phrase Deletion|
|Actualism and Possible Worlds|
|The Trouble with Possible Worlds|
|The Problem of the Essential Indexical|