Meaning and Mental Representations

Paperback | December 22, 1988

EditorUmberto Eco, Marco Santambrogio, Patrizia Violi

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"... an excellent collection... " -Journal of Language & Social Psychology

An important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the questions of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language.

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This is an important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the question of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language. The volume seeks to bridge the gap between the differing traditions of European semiotics and American philosophy of language on the issue of linguistic meaning and mental ...

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"... an excellent collection... " -Journal of Language & Social PsychologyAn important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the questions of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language.

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This is an important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the question of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language. The volume seeks to bridge the gap between the differing traditions of European semiotics and American philosophy of language on the issue of linguistic meaning and mental ...

First a semiotician at the University of Bologna, and a leading figure in contemporary Italian culture, Eco brought semiotics to fiction in his first novel, The Name of the Rose (1980). This unexpected international best-seller employs the techniques of a detective novel along with sophisticated postmodern narrative and verbal conundru...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.02 × 5.97 × 0.53 inPublished:December 22, 1988Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Marco Santambrogio and Patrizia Violi

On the Circumstantial Relation between Meaning and Content: Jon Barwise

On Truth. A Fiction: Umberto Eco

Quantification, Roles and Domains: Gilles Fauconnier

Conceptual Semantics: Ray Jackendoff

How Is Meaning Mentally Represented?: Philip N. Johnson-Laird

Cognitive Semantics: George Lakoff

The Analysis of Nominal Compounds: Wendy G. Lehnert

Knowledge Representation in People and Machines: Roger Schank and Alex Kass

Identity in Intensional Logic: Subjective Semantics: Bas Van Fraassen

Reference and Its Role in Computational Models of Mental Representation: Yorick Wilks

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This is an important collection of original essays by well-known scholars debating the question of logical versus psychologically-based interpretations of language. The volume seeks to bridge the gap between the differing traditions of European semiotics and American philosophy of language on the issue of linguistic meaning and mental representation.