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Thought and World

Thought and World
An Austere Portrayal of Truth, Reference, and Semantic Correspondence

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

  • Date Published: August 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521892438

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  • There is an important family of semantic notions that are applied to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts--as when one says that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Christopher Hill presents a theory of the content of such notions. That theory is largely deflationary in spirit. It represents a broad range of semantic notions free from substantive metaphysical and empirical presuppositions. He also explains the relationship of mirroring or semantic correspondence linking thoughts to reality.

    • Gives a novel, detailed account of substitutional quantification
    • The clear, uncluttered presentation and elegant style make it ideal for use in graduate courses
    • Presents a new deflationary account of truth
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    • Date Published: August 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521892438
    • length: 170 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Truth in the realm of thoughts
    3. The marriage of heaven and hell: reconciling deflationary semantics with correspondence intuitions
    4. Indexical representation and deflationary semantics
    5. Why meaning matters
    6. Into the wild blue yonder: non-designating concepts, vagueness, semantic paradox, and logical paradox.

  • Author

    Christopher S. Hill, University of Arkansas

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