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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Christopher S. Hill
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There is an important family of semantic notions that we apply to thoughts and to the conceptual constituents of thoughts - as when we say that the thought that the Universe is expanding is true. Thought and World presents a theory of the content of such notions. The theory is largely deflationary in spirit, in the sense that it represents a broad range of semantic notions - including the concept of truth - as being entirely free from substantive metaphysical and empirical presuppositions. At the same time, however, it takes seriously and seeks to explain the intuition that there is a metaphysically or empirically 'deep' relation (a relation of mirroring or semantic correspondence) linking thoughts to reality. Thus, the theory represents a kind of compromise between deflationism and versions of the correspondence theory of truth. This book will appeal to students and professionals interested in the philosophy of logic and language.
Release date NZ
July 11th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
168
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780521814843
Product ID
1772144

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