The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language

Paperback | November 1, 2008

EditorErnest Lepore, Barry C. Smith

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. Ernie Lepore and Barry Smith present the definitive reference work for this diverse and fertile field of philosophy. A superb international team contribute more than forty brand-new essays covering topics from the nature of language to meaning, truth, and reference, and the interfaces of philosophyof language with linguistics, psychology, logic, epistemology, and metaphysics. It will be an essential resource for anyone working in the central areas of philosophy, for linguists interested in syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, and for psychologists and cognitive scientists working onlanguage.

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of theprogress and direction of debates. Oxford Handb...

Ernest Lepore is an Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Barry C. SMith is a member of the School of Philosophy at Birkbeck College at the University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1100 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.34 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Ernest Lepore and Barry C. Smith: IntroductionThe Historical Context1. Richard Heck and Robert May: Frege and Semantics2. Michael Beaney: Wittgenstein on Language3. Thomas Baldwin: Philosophy of Language in the Twentieth CenturyThe Nature of Language4. Charles Travis: Psychologism5. Anne Bezuidenhout: Language as Internal6. James Higginbotham: Language and IdiolectsThe Nature of Meaning7. George Wilson: Rule-Following, Meaning, and Normativity8. David Papineau: Naturalist Theories of Meaning9. Gabriel Segal: Truth and Meaning10. Peter Pagin: Meaning Holism11. Alan Weir: Indeterminacy of Translation12. Emma Borg: Intention-Based Semantics13. Stephen Schiffer: Propositional Content14. Mark Greenberg and Gilbert Harman: Conceptual Role Semantics15 15. Katalin Farkas: Semantic Internalism and Externalism16. Robyn Carston and George Powell: Relevance Theory17. Zoltan Gendler Szabo: The Distinction between Semantics and PragmaticsThe Nature of Reference18. R. M. Sainsbury: The Essence of Reference19. Fraser MacBride: Subject and Predicate20. David Sosa: RigidityThe Nature of Reference21. David Braun: Names and Natural Kind Terms22. Kent Bach: The Semantics and Pragmatics of ReferenceSemantic Theory23. Jeffrey C. King: Formal Semantics24. David Chalmers: Two-Dimensional Semantics25. Dorit Bar-On and Keith Simmons: DeflationismLinguistic Phenomena26. Josh Dever: Compositionality27. Mark Richard: Opacity28. Peter Ludlow: Tense29. Barry Schein: Plurals30. Dorothy Edgington: The Pragmatics of the Logical Constants31. Michael Glanzberg: Quantifiers32. Paul Pietroski: Logical Form and LFVarieties of Speech Act33. Marga Reimer and Elisabeth Camp: Metaphor34. Kirk Ludwig and Dan Boisvert: Semantics for Non-Declaratives35. Jennifer Hornsby: Speech Acts and PerformativesThe Epistemology and Metaphysics of Language36. Robert J. Stainton: Meaning and Reference37. Barry C. Smith: What I Know When I Know a Language38. Alexander Miller: Realism and Antirealism39. Kathryn Gluer-Pagin: Triangulation40. Herman Cappelen and Ernest Lepore: Shared Content41. Donald Davidson: The Perils and Pleasures of Interpretation