Truth and Meaning: Essays in Semantics

Paperback | July 1, 1999

EditorGareth Evans, John Mcdowell

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Truth and Meaning is a classic collection of original essays on fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. It was first published in 1976, and has remained essential reading in this area ever since; this is its first appearance in paperback. The contributors include leading figuresin late twentieth-century philosophy, such as Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, P. F. Strawson, and Michael Dummett. Most of the papers are not available elsewhere.

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Truth and Meaning is a classic collection of original essays on fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. It was first published in 1976, and has remained essential reading in this area ever since; this is its first appearance in paperback. The contributors include leading figuresin late twentieth-century philosophy, such as...

Gareth Evans was Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy and Fellow of University College, Oxford; he died at the age of 34, in 1980. John McDowell is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, having previously been a Fellow of University College, Oxford; he is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:July 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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IntroductionJ. A. Foster: I: Meaning and Truth TheoryDonald Davidson: II: Reply to FosterJohn McDowell: III: Truth Conditions, Bivalence and VerificationismMichael Dummett: IV: What is a Theory of Meaning? IIBrian Loar: V. Two Theories of MeaningChristopher Peacocke: VI: Truth Definitions and Actual LanguagesP. F. Strawson: VII: On Understanding the Structure of One's LanguageGareth Evans: VIII: Semantic Structure and Logical FormCrispin Wright: IX: Language-Mastery and the Sorites ParadoxMichael Woods: X. Existence and TenseBarry Taylor: XI: States of AffairsDavid Wiggins: XII: The De Re Must: A Note on the Logical Form of Essentialist ClaimsChristopher Peacocke: An Appendix to David Wiggins's NoteSaul Kripke: XIII: Is There a Problem about Substitutional Quantification?