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Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning, Scott Soames

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Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning
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Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning
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Scott Soames
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In this book, Scott Soames argues that the revolution in the study of language and mind that has taken place since the late nineteenth century must be rethought. The central insight in the reigning tradition is that propositions are representational. To know the meaning of a sentence or the content of a belief requires knowing which things it represents as being which ways, and therefore knowing what the world must be like if it is to conform to how the sentence or belief represents it. These are truth conditions of the sentence or belief. But meanings and representational contents are not truth conditions, and there is more to propositions than representational content. In addition to imposing conditions the world must satisfy if it is to be true, a proposition may also impose conditions on minds that entertain it. The study of mind and language cannot advance further without a conception of propositions that allows them to have contents of both of these sorts. Soames provides it.He does so by arguing that propositions are repeatable, purely representational cognitive acts or operations that represent the world as being a certain way, while requiring minds that perform them to satisfy certain cognitive conditions. Because they have these two types of content—one facing the world and one facing the mind—pairs of propositions can be representationally identical but cognitively distinct. Using this breakthrough, Soames offers new solutions to several of the most perplexing problems in the philosophy of language and mind
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Scott Soames is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He is the author of many books, including The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Volume 1; Analytic Philosophy in America; Philosophy of Language; Philosophical Essays; and Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century (all Princeton).
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Soames, Scott
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LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.S635 2015
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De Gruyter
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Carl G. Hempel Lecture Series
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  • Cognition
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Perception
  • Thought and thinking
  • Cognition
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Perception
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy
  • Proposition (Logic)
  • Thought and thinking
  • Philosophy
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Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning, Scott Soames
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 6. Recognition of Recurrence
  • CHAPTER 7. Believing, Asserting, and Communicating Propositions of Limited Accessibility
  • CHAPTER 8. Recognition of Recurrence Revisited
  • CHAPTER 9. Situating Cognitive Propositions in a Broader Context
  • CHAPTER 10. Overcoming Objections
  • CHAPTER 11. worries, Opportunities, and Unsolved Problems
  • REFERENCES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CHAPTER 1. The Need for New Foundations
  • CHAPTER 2. The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Information
  • CHAPTER 3. Thinking of Oneself, the Present Moment, and the Actual world- State
  • CHAPTER 4. Linguistic Cognition, Understanding, and Millian Modes of Presentation
  • CHAPTER 5. Perceptual and Demonstrative Modes of Presentation
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unknown
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Core Textbook.
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1 online resource(256 p.)
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online
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9781400866335
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400866335
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)459948
  • (OCoLC)984688534
  • (DE-B1597)9781400866335
Label
Rethinking Language, Mind, and Meaning, Scott Soames
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 6. Recognition of Recurrence
  • CHAPTER 7. Believing, Asserting, and Communicating Propositions of Limited Accessibility
  • CHAPTER 8. Recognition of Recurrence Revisited
  • CHAPTER 9. Situating Cognitive Propositions in a Broader Context
  • CHAPTER 10. Overcoming Objections
  • CHAPTER 11. worries, Opportunities, and Unsolved Problems
  • REFERENCES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CHAPTER 1. The Need for New Foundations
  • CHAPTER 2. The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Information
  • CHAPTER 3. Thinking of Oneself, the Present Moment, and the Actual world- State
  • CHAPTER 4. Linguistic Cognition, Understanding, and Millian Modes of Presentation
  • CHAPTER 5. Perceptual and Demonstrative Modes of Presentation
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Core Textbook.
Extent
1 online resource(256 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400866335
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459948
  • (OCoLC)984688534
  • (DE-B1597)9781400866335

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