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Nondescriptive meaning and reference : an ideational semantics, Wayne A. Davis

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Nondescriptive meaning and reference : an ideational semantics
Title
Nondescriptive meaning and reference
Title remainder
an ideational semantics
Statement of responsibility
Wayne A. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference extends Wayne Davis's groundbreaking work on the foundations of semantics. Davis revives the classical doctrine that meaning consists in the expression of ideas, and advances the expression theory by showing how it can account for standard proper names, and the distinctive way their meaning determines their reference. He also shows how the theory can handle interjections, syncategorematic terms, conventional implicatures, and other caseslong seen as difficult for both ideational and referential theories. The expression theory is founded on the fact that tho
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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1951-
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Davis, Wayne A.
Dewey number
121/.68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
D38 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Reference (Philosophy)
Label
Nondescriptive meaning and reference : an ideational semantics, Wayne A. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-437) and index
Contents
Thoughts -- Ideas -- Speaker meaning and expression -- Word meaning -- Nondescriptive meaning -- Reference and expression -- Reference and intention -- Meaning and reference -- Millian theories -- Defenses of millianism -- Fregean theories -- Standard name meaning -- Formal semantics -- Rigidity and identity
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 450 p.
Isbn
9780199261659
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20050194 37
Other control number
9780199261659
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61179508
Label
Nondescriptive meaning and reference : an ideational semantics, Wayne A. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-437) and index
Contents
Thoughts -- Ideas -- Speaker meaning and expression -- Word meaning -- Nondescriptive meaning -- Reference and expression -- Reference and intention -- Meaning and reference -- Millian theories -- Defenses of millianism -- Fregean theories -- Standard name meaning -- Formal semantics -- Rigidity and identity
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 450 p.
Isbn
9780199261659
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20050194 37
Other control number
9780199261659
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61179508

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