Meaning without truth / Stefano Predelli.

Stefano Predelli explores the relationships between semantic notions of meaning and truth. He develops a 'Theory of Bias' in order to approach notorious semantic problems, offers a solution to Quine's 'Giorgione' puzzle and a new version of the demonstrative theory quotation...

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Main Author: Predelli, Stefano, 1961-
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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. Obstinancy and reflexivity.