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Liberating Content

Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore

Abstract

This book brings together two series of papers: one began the authors' 1997 paper ‘On an Alleged Connection between the Theory of Meaning and Indirect Speech’. The other series started with their 1997 paper ‘Varieties of Quotation’. The central theme throughout is that only when communicative content is liberated from semantic content will we make progress in understanding language, communication, contexts, and their interconnection. These are the papers in which the authors introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful at ... More

Keywords: semantic minimalism, speech act pluralism, quotation, philosophy, language, Davidson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641338.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herman Cappelen, author
University of Oslo

Ernie Lepore, author
Rutgers University