PHILOSOPHICAL SEMANTICS AND TERM MEANING

by Charles J. Schlee


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781469126463
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781469126470
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781469126487

About the Book

In this book the author presents a meanings-as-entities view of term meaning utilizing set theory. In doing so the author discusses limitations of customary formal semantic theories, argues for the primacy of term meaning, provides an account of analyticity based on synonymy, discusses possible-worlds semantics, provides a defense of our traditional—and common-sense—view of meanings as entities, and sketches an approach to bridging the gap between formal semantics and natural language. The author discusses the views of many philosophers, including Carnap, Donnellan, Hintikka, Kripke, Linsky, Quine, Russell, and Searle.


About the Author

Charles Schlee has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas with specialization in the philosophy of language. Dr. Schlee wrote his dissertation on Bertrand Russell’s theory of definite descriptions and has done extensive research in the area of philosophical semantics.