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Consciousness and Meaning: Selected Essays

Brian Loar, Katalin Balog, and Stephanie Beardman


One of the most important problems of modern philosophy concerns the place of the mind—and, in particular, of consciousness, meaning, and intentionality—in a physical universe. Brian Loar was a major contributor to the discussion of this problem for over four decades. This volume has two parts: one a selection of Loar’s essays on the philosophy of language, the other on the philosophy of mind. A common thread in Loar’s essays on language is his engagement with the Gricean program of analyzing linguistic representation in terms of mental representation, thus reducing the semantic to the psychol ... More

Keywords: Brian Loar, intentionality, physicalism, qualia, reductionism, subjective point of view, consciousness, Paul Grice, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673353
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Loar, author

Katalin Balog, editor
Rutgers University

Stephanie Beardman, editor
New York University