Truth and Truth Bearers: Meaning in Context, Volume II

Hardcover | November 29, 2015

byMark Richard

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This book collects nine seminal essays by Mark Richard published between 1980 and 2014, alongside four new essays and an introduction that puts the essays in context. Each essay is an attempt, in one way or another, to understand the idea of a proposition. Part I discusses whether the objectsof thought and assertion can change truth value over time. Part II develops and defends a relativist view of the objects of assertion and thought; it includes discussions of the nature of disagreement, moral relativism, and responds to important objections to relativism. It also explores the ideathat thoughts and assertions may be neither true nor false. Part III discusses issues having to do with relations between sentential and propositional structure. Among the topics discussed in Part III are the semantics of quotation, "mixed quotation", opacity, philosophical analysis andpropositional structure, and the semantics of demonstratives and clausal complements.

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This book collects nine seminal essays by Mark Richard published between 1980 and 2014, alongside four new essays and an introduction that puts the essays in context. Each essay is an attempt, in one way or another, to understand the idea of a proposition. Part I discusses whether the objectsof thought and assertion can change truth va...

Mark Richard is a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1 (OUP, 2013), Propositional Attitudes (CUP, 1990), When Truth Gives Out (OUP, 2008), and the editor of Meaning (Blackwell, 2002).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:November 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionI. Time, Tense, and Truth2. Temporalism and Eternalism3. Tense, Propositions, and Meanings4. Temporalism and Eternalism RevisitedII. Relativism, Truth Bearers, and Indeterminacy5. Contextualism and Relativism6. What is Disagreement?7. Relativisms8. What are Propositions?9. Indeterminacy and Truth Value GapsIII. Quotation, Propositional Structure, and Semantic Competence10. Quotation, Grammar, and Opacity11. Opacity12. Did I Mention What He Said?13. Articulated Terms14. Analysis, Synonymy, and SenseReferencesIndex