Philosophy without Ambiguity: A Logico-Linguistic Essay

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byJay David Atlas

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In this book, a set of problems which overlap philosophy, linguistics, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence are examined from the point of view of Chomsky's linguistics. The author uses linguistic analysis to shed new light on the philosophical and logical problems of meaning,ambiguity, truth, falsity, negation and existence. He shows that visual and verbal symbols have ways of meaning in common.

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This book expounds and defends a new conception of the relation between truth and meaning. The author's thesis is that the sense of a sense-general sentence radically underdetermines (independently of indexicality) its truth-conditional content. He applies this linguistic analysis to shed new light on old and new philosophical problems...

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In this book, a set of problems which overlap philosophy, linguistics, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence are examined from the point of view of Chomsky's linguistics. The author uses linguistic analysis to shed new light on the philosophical and logical problems of meaning,ambiguity, truth, falsity, negation and existen...

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This book expounds and defends a new conception of the relation between truth and meaning. The author's thesis is that the sense of a sense-general sentence radically underdetermines (independently of indexicality) its truth-conditional content. He applies this linguistic analysis to shed new light on old and new philosophical problems...

Jay David Atlas is Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198244541

ISBN - 13:9780198244547

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This book expounds and defends a new conception of the relation between truth and meaning. The author's thesis is that the sense of a sense-general sentence radically underdetermines (independently of indexicality) its truth-conditional content. He applies this linguistic analysis to shed new light on old and new philosophical problems of meaning, truth, falsity, negation, existence, presupposition, and implicature.