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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.Read more
- 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: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521814843
- length: 166 pages
- dimensions: 236 x 157 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.393kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
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.
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