Meaning, Mind, and Matter: Philosophical Essays

Hardcover | March 3, 2011

byErnie Lepore, Barry Loewer

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Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers in which they come to terms with three views that have loomed large in philosophy for several decades: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are bestunderstood together via a theory of interpretation; and that the mental is irreducible to the physical. They aim to both offer critical assessment of the view and to develop them. They show that each of these views remains of great significance for current work in philosophy of language andmind.

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Ernie Lepore and Barry Loewer present a series of papers in which they come to terms with three views that have loomed large in philosophy for several decades: that a theory of meaning for a language is best understood as a theory of truth for that language; that thought and language are bestunderstood together via a theory of interpre...

Ernie Lepore is a Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and the Acting Director of the Rutgers Centre of Cognitive Science. He has authored numerous books and articles mostly in the philosophy of language and mind. Barry Loewer is a Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers. He has published ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Translational Semantics2. Three Trivial Truth Theories3. What Model Theoretic Semantics Cannot Do4. The Role of 'Conceptual Role Semantics'5. Dual Aspect Semantics6. What Davidson Should Have Said7. You Can Say That Again8. Conditions on Understanding Language9. Solipsistic Semantics10. Putnam's Progress11. Mind Matters12. Making Mind Matter More13. From Physics to Physicalism14. Mental Causation or Something Close Enough