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Coming to our senses : a naturalistic program for semantic localism

Responsibility Michael Devitt
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy / general editor, Ernest Sosa
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year c1996
Language English
Size x, 338 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract Michael Devitt is a distinguished philosopher of language. In this new book he takes up foundational issues in semantics. Three important questions lie at the core of this book: What are the main obje...tives of semantics? Why are they worthwhile? How should we accomplish them? Devitt answers these "methodological" questions naturalistically and explores what semantic program arises from the answers. The approach is anti-Cartesian, rejecting the idea that linguistic or conceptual competence yields any privileged access to meanings. A substantial contribution to the literature on meaning and intentionality, this important study will be of particular interest to philosophers of language and mind and could be used in graduate-level seminars in these areas. The book will also appeal to readers in linguistics and the other cognitive sciences.
Michael Devitt is a distinguished philosopher of language. In this new book he takes up foundational issues in semantics. Three important questions lie at the core of this book: What are the main objectives of semantics? Why are they worthwhile? How should we accomplish them? Devitt answers these "methodological" questions naturalistically and explores what semantic program arises from the answers. The approach is anti-Cartesian, rejecting the idea that linguistic or conceptual competence yields any privileged access to meanings. A substantial contribution to the literature on meaning and intentionality, this important study will be of particular interest to philosophers of language and mind and could be used in graduate-level seminars in these areas. The book will also appeal to readers in linguistics and the other cognitive sciences.
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: pbk Central Library 2A 054211996007754 115/D 66/54960775 1996

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. 313-327
Includes index
Authors *Devitt, Michael, 1938-
Subjects LCSH:Semantics
LCSH:Semantics (Philosophy)
LCSH:Holism
Classification NDC8:115
LCC:P325
DC20:121/.68
ID 1000233445
ISBN 0521495431
NCID BA27413865
Vol : hbk ; ISBN:0521495431
: pbk ; ISBN:0521498872
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.11

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