Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

Hardcover | May 3, 2007

byJennifer M. Saul

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The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding focus of discussion for philosophers of language. Substitution failure occurs when a change from one co-referential name to another (e.g. from 'Superman' to 'Clark Kent') affects the truth-value of a sentence. Jennifer Saul has shownthat this can occur even in the simplest of sentences. She presents the first full-length treatment of this puzzling feature of language, and explores its implications for the theory of reference and names, and for the methodology of semantics.

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The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding focus of discussion for philosophers of language. Substitution failure occurs when a change from one co-referential name to another (e.g. from 'Superman' to 'Clark Kent') affects the truth-value of a sentence. Jennifer Saul has shownthat this can occur even in the simplest of sen...

Jennifer M. Saul is at the University of Sheffield.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:May 3, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Substitution and Simple Sentences2. Simple Sentences and Semantics3. Simple Sentences and Implicatures4. The Enlightenment Problem, and a Common Assumption5. Abandoning (EOI)6. Beyond Matching PropositionsAppendix A: Extending the AccountAppendix B: Belief Reporting