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Assertion and conditionals

Responsibility Anthony Appiah
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : Cambridge University Press
Year 1985
Language English
Size xiii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Abstract This book develops in detail the simple idea that assertion is the expression of belief. In it the author puts forward a version of 'probabilistic semantics' which acknowledges that we are not perfect...y rational, and which offers a significant advance in generality on theories of meaning couched in terms of truth conditions. It promises to challenge a number of entrenched and widespread views about the relations of language and mind. Part I presents a functionalist account of belief, worked through a modified form of decision theory. In Part II the author generates a theory of meaning in terms of 'assertibility conditions', whereby to know the meaning of an assertion is to know the belief it expresses. show more


Central Library 2A 068582195020653 116/A 59/58952065 1985

Central Library 2C_1‐14 068052186001101 哲学/402/1037 c1985

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. 254-261
Includes indexes
Authors *Appiah, Anthony
Subjects LCSH:Conditionals (Logic) -- Addresses, essays, lectures  All Subject Search
LCSH:Truth -- Addresses, essays, lectures  All Subject Search
LCSH:Belief and doubt -- Addresses, essays, lectures  All Subject Search
LCSH:Psychology -- Addresses, essays, lectures  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:BC199.C56
ID 1000044888
ISBN 0521304113
NCID BA0148747X
Vol ISBN:0521304113
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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