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Meanings and Other Things

Gary Ostertag


Fourteen major philosophers address Stephen Schiffer’s contributions to the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and ethics. The Introduction provides an overview of Schiffer’s work and relates the individual essays to its central themes. The essays in Part I address the pleonastic ontology of Schiffer’s more recent work, focusing on the motivations behind the theory and the transition from Schiffer’s earlier approach (Hofweber), the relation to more general ontological questions (Thomasson), the identity and individuation of propositions (Rumfitt), and the role of the pleonastic theory in Sch ... More

Keywords: proposition, cognitivism, belief report, paradox, vagueness, implicit reference, intention-based semantics, Paul Grice, definite descriptions, aphonic reference

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Ostertag, editor
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

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