OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Meaning without Truth

ISBN : 9780199695638

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¥9,130
著者: 
Stefano Predelli
ページ
256 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
150 x 221 mm
刊行日
2013年07月
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Stefano Predelli presents an original account of the relationships between the central semantic notions of meaning and truth. Part One begins with the study of phenomena that have little or nothing to do with the effects of meaning on truth. Predelli warns against what he calls 'the Fallacy of Misplaced Character', and is concerned with sentences such as 'there sometimes exist sentences containing exactly eight words', 'I am now uttering a non-contradictory sentence', or 'I exist'. In Part Two, he moves on to further cases which bear no interesting relations with questions of truth, but which, unlike those in Part One, have important repercussions on questions of meaning. The resulting 'Theory of Bias' is applied to expressive interjections (with a chapter about the logical properties of 'alas'), to instances of register and coarse slang, to honorifics and nicknames, and to derogatory slurs. Part Three draws from the previous two parts, and argues that some notorious semantic problems ought to be approached from the viewpoint of the Theory of Bias. Predelli starts with vocatives, dates, and signatures, and introduces the notion of 'obstinate indexicality', which then guides his solution to Quine's 'Giorgione' puzzle, his version of the demonstrative theory quotation, and his defence of the bare-boned approach to demonstratives and demonstrations.

目次: 

PART ONE
1. Preliminaries
2. The Vagaries of Use, Part One
3. The Vagaries of Use, Part Two
PART TWO
4. An Introduction to Non Truth-Conditional Meaning
5. Register and Other Non Truth-Conditional Phenomena
6. Derogatory Slurs
7. Towards a Logic for 'Alas'
PART THREE
8. Vocatives: Obstinacy and Recruitment
9. Semaphores and Giorgione
10. Davidsonian Quotation
11. Demonstratives and Demonstrations
12. Obstinacy and Reflexivity
References
Index

著者について: 

Stefano Predelli completed his doctoral studies at UCLA in 1991, with a dissertation on indexicals supervised by David Kaplan. He then moved to Norway, where he taught for a few years at the University of Oslo. He is currently a professor at the University of Nottingham. His previous publications include Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language (OUP, 2005), a variety of essays on indexicality, contextualism, relativism, and proper names, and, outside of philosophical semantics, papers on musical ontology.

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