## Game-Theoretical Semantics: Essays on Semantics by Hintikka, Carlson, Peacocke, Rantala and SaarinenEsa Saarinen This book is a collection of studies applying game-theoretical concepts and ideas to analysing the semantics of natural language and some formal languages. The bulk of the book consists of several papers by Hintikka, Carlson and Saarinen and discusses several of the central problems of the semantics of natural language. The topics covered are the semantics of natural language quantifiers, conditionals, pronouns and anaphora more generally. Hintikka’s famous essay presenting examples of "branching quantifier structures" in English, as well as one formulating his "any-every thesis", are included. The book also includes Hintikka’s closely argued philosophical discussion of the relationships between the new semantical games with the language games of Wittgenstein. Other papers apply the game-theoretical approach to formal languages including tense logics and tense anaphora (Saarinen), deontic logic and Ross’ paradox (Hintikka), and usual predicate logic (Rantala). The latter amounts to an explication of the "impossible possible" worlds as is shown in Hintikka’s concluding paper. |

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### Contents

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QUANTIFIERS IN LOGIC AND QUANTIFIERS IN NATURAL LANGUAGES | 27 |

QUANTIFIERS VS QUANTIFICATION THEORY | 48 |

SOME LOGICAL PROBLEMS | 81 |

COMMENTS ON PROFESSOR HINTIKKAS PAPER | 118 |

REJOINDER TO PEACOCKE | 135 |

SEMANTICAL GAMES AND THE BACHPETERS PARADOX | 153 |

CONDITIONALS GENERIC QUANTIFIERS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS OF SUBGAMES | 179 |

BACKWARDSLOOKING OPERATORS IN TENSE LOGIC AND IN NATURAL LANGUAGE | 215 |

A CASE STUDY OF THE RELATIONS AMONG QUANTIFIERS PRONOUNS AND PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES | 245 |

THE ROSS PARADOX AS EVIDENCE FOR THE REALITY OF SEMANTICAL GAMES | 328 |

A NEW KIND OF NONSTANDARD MODEL FOR FIRSTORDER LOGIC | 347 |

IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE WORLDS VINDICATED | 367 |

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Game-Theoretical Semantics: Essays on Semantics by Hintikka, Carlson ... Esa Saarinen No preview available - 1978 |

Game-Theoretical Semantics: Essays on Semantics by Hintikka, Carlson ... Esa Saarinen No preview available - 2005 |