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Semantic pluralism


Viebahn, Emanuel (2019). Semantic pluralism. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann.

Abstract

What is the content of a sentence in context? A proposition, says the standard propositional view accepted in much of semantics. A set of propositions, says the hitherto little-explored view of Semantic Pluralism. The aim of this book is to motivate, develop and defend Semantic Pluralism. To achieve this aim, the book puts forward two arguments against Contextualism, the most popular propositional theory. It spells out two versions of Semantic Pluralism: Flexible Pluralism, which takes many expressions to be context-sensitive, and Strong Pluralism, which denies that context-sensitivity is widespread. And it shows how Pluralists can reply to several objections that have been lodged against non-propositional semantic theories.

Abstract

What is the content of a sentence in context? A proposition, says the standard propositional view accepted in much of semantics. A set of propositions, says the hitherto little-explored view of Semantic Pluralism. The aim of this book is to motivate, develop and defend Semantic Pluralism. To achieve this aim, the book puts forward two arguments against Contextualism, the most popular propositional theory. It spells out two versions of Semantic Pluralism: Flexible Pluralism, which takes many expressions to be context-sensitive, and Strong Pluralism, which denies that context-sensitivity is widespread. And it shows how Pluralists can reply to several objections that have been lodged against non-propositional semantic theories.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:15 Feb 2019 10:31
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 09:34
Publisher:Vittorio Klostermann
Series Name:Studies in theoretical philosophy
Volume:8
Number of Pages:162
ISBN:978-3-465-04348-5
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3196/004433019827816851
Related URLs:https://www.klostermann.de/Viebahn-Emmanuel-Semantic-Pluralis (Publisher)

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