Reference and Representation in Thought and Language by Maria de PonteReference and Representation in Thought and Language by Maria de Ponte

Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

EditorMaria de Ponte, Kepa Korta

Hardcover | August 26, 2017

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This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object, long a source of debate in the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive science. Chapters in this volume deal withour devices for singular reference and singular representation, with most focusing on linguistic expressions that are used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places. These expressions include proper names such as Mary and John; indexicals such as I and tomorrow; demonstrative pronouns suchas this and that; and some definite and indefinite descriptions such as The Queen of England or a medical doctor. Other chapters examine the ways we represent objects in thought, particularly the first-person perspective and the self, and one explores a notion common to reference and representation:salience. The volume includes the latest views on these complex topics from some of the most prominent authors in the field and will be of interest to anyone working on issues of reference and representation in thought and language.
Maria de Ponte is an assistant professor at the University of Seville. She has previously held positions at the University of the Basque Country and at Brown University. She works on the philosophy of language, logic, and time, and her work has been published in journals such as Logique et Analyse, Journal of Pragmatics, and Research a...
Title:Reference and Representation in Thought and LanguageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:August 26, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198714211

ISBN - 13:9780198714217

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Table of Contents

1. Maria de Ponte and Kepa Korta: Introduction2. Genoveva Marti: Names, predicates, and the object-property distinction3. Eros Corazza: Proper names: Gender, context sensitivity, and conversational implicatures4. John Perry: Indexicals and undexicals5. Kent Bach: Reference, intention, and context: Do demonstratives really refer?6. Maite Ezcurdia: Semantic complexity7. Carlo Penco: Donnellan's misdescriptions and loose talk8. Yan Huang: 'Pre'-semantic pragmatic enrichment: the case of long-distance reflexivization9. Istvan Kecskes: The interplay of recipient design and salience in shaping speaker's utterance10. Maria de Ponte and Kepa Korta: New thoughts about old facts: On Prior's root canal11. Francois Recanati: Cognitive dynamics: A new look at an old problem12. Wayne A. Davis: The property theory and de se attitudes13. Kenneth A. Taylor: Selfhood as self-representation