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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
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<U+0127> �one facing the world and one facing the mind<U+0127> �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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Soames, Scott
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
The Carl G. Hempel lecture series
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Cognition
  • Perception
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Proposition (Logic)
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Rethinking language, mind, and meaning, Scott Soames
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The need for new foundations -- The metaphysics and epistemology of propositions -- Thinking of oneself, the present moment, and the actual world-state -- Linguistic cognition, understanding, and millian modes of presentation -- Perceptual and demonstrative modes of presentation -- Recognition of recurrence -- Believing, asserting, and communicating propositions of limited accessibility -- Recognition of recurrence revisited -- Situating cognitive propositions in a broader context -- Overcoming objections -- Extensions, opportunities, and unsolved problems
Control code
FIEb17718922
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780691160450
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625311
Label
Rethinking language, mind, and meaning, Scott Soames
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The need for new foundations -- The metaphysics and epistemology of propositions -- Thinking of oneself, the present moment, and the actual world-state -- Linguistic cognition, understanding, and millian modes of presentation -- Perceptual and demonstrative modes of presentation -- Recognition of recurrence -- Believing, asserting, and communicating propositions of limited accessibility -- Recognition of recurrence revisited -- Situating cognitive propositions in a broader context -- Overcoming objections -- Extensions, opportunities, and unsolved problems
Control code
FIEb17718922
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780691160450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894625311

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