Content, Cognition, and Communication:Philosophical Papers II: Philosophical Papers II

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Clarendon Press, Mar 29, 2007 - Philosophy - 380 pages
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Nathan Salmon presents a selection of his essays from the early 1980s to 2006, on a set of closely connected topics central to analytic philosophy. The book is divided into four thematic sections. The first contains six essays on the theme of direct reference, and associated issues regarding names and descriptions, demonstratives and reflexivity. The four essays in the second section, under the heading of apriority, concern particular consequences of Millianism with respect to thesemantic-epistemological status of certain special kinds of sentences. The five essays in the third section develop Salmon's project of reconciling Millianism with a host of problems posed by locutions of propositional attitude, especially by attributions of belief. The volume concludes with fouressays about the distinction between meaning and use, or more generally, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics.

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Nathan U. Salmon (Santa Barbara, CA) is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the author of Frege's Puzzle, numerous articles in analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of language, and the coeditor of Propositions and Attitudes.

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