Truth and Meaning

Truth and Meaning : Essays in Semantics

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Truth and Meaning is a classic collection of original essays on fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. It was first published in 1976, and has remained essential reading in this area ever since; this is its first appearance in paperback. The contributors include leading figures in late twentieth-century philosophy, such as Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, P. F. Strawson, and Michael Dummett. Most of the papers are not available
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Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 138 x 215 x 25mm | 526g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019825007X
  • 9780198250074
  • 1,333,970

Table of contents

Introduction ; I: Meaning and Truth Theory ; II: Reply to Foster ; III: Truth Conditions, Bivalence and Verificationism ; IV: What is a Theory of Meaning? II ; V. Two Theories of Meaning ; VI: Truth Definitions and Actual Languages ; VII: On Understanding the Structure of One's Language ; VIII: Semantic Structure and Logical Form ; IX: Language-Mastery and the Sorites Paradox ; X. Existence and Tense ; XI: States of Affairs ; XII: The De Re Must: A Note on the Logical Form of Essentialist Claims ; An Appendix to David Wiggins's Note ; XIII: Is There a Problem about Substitutional Quantification?
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Already a classic ... We can therefore only welcome the fact that the collection is now available in an affordable format for students of philosophy and language * Years Work in English Studies *
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About Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans was Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy and Fellow of University College, Oxford; he died at the age of 34, in 1980. John McDowell is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, having previously been a Fellow of University College, Oxford; he is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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