Semantic Under-determinacy and Communication.
By: Belleri, Delia.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014Description: 1 online resource (204 p.).ISBN: 9781137398444.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Semantic Under-determinacy and CommunicationOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Preliminaries; 2 Why semantic under-determinacy is problematic; 3 Taking semantic under-determinacy seriously; 4 From semantic under-determinacy to context-sensitivity; 5 Understanding utterance comprehension; Part I: On Semantic Under-Determinacy; 1 Arguing for Semantic Under-Determinacy; 1.1 Arguments from Incompleteness; 1.1.1 Incompleteness as genericity; 1.1.2 The slippery slope of incompleteness arguments; 1.2 Arguments from context-shifts; 1.2.1 The slippery slope of Context-Shifting Arguments
1.2.2 The objection from 'impoverishment'1.2.3 The meta-theoretical objection; 1.2.4 The 'many understandings' version of Context-Shifting Arguments is fallacious; 1.3 The Argument from Unclear Applications; 1.3.1 The Argument from Unclear Applications is fallacious; Conclusion; 2 The Peculiarity of Semantic Under-Determinacy; 2.1 The peculiarity of semantic under-determinacy; 2.1.1 Semantic under-determinacy is not ambiguity; 2.1.2 Semantic under-determinacy is not vagueness; 2.1.3 Semantic under-determinacy is not indexicality; 2.1.4 Semantic under-determinacy is not syntactic ellipsis
2.2 The under-articulation view2.2.1 Under-articulation and Effability; 2.2.2 Ineffability and the 'gappy picture'; 2.2.3 Effable mental contents; Conclusion; Part II: Semantic Under-Determinacy and Communication; 3 Semantic Under-Determinacy and the Debate on Context-Sensitivity; 3.1 Extreme Contextualism; 3.2 Radical Contextualism; 3.3 Indexical Contextualism; 3.4 Minimalism; 3.5 Ultra-Minimalism; 3.6 Non-Indexical Contextualism; Conclusion; 4 Semantic Under-Determinacy and Conceptual Constraints; 4.1 A preference for a semantic (rather than pragmatic) account
4.2 The plausibility of a semantic, non-syntactic account4.2.1 Semantic structure can be more complex than syntactic structure; 4.3 The Conceptual Constraints View; 4.3.1 Stating the view; 4.3.2 Conceptual constraints and the argument/ adjunct distinction; 4.3.3 Conceptual constraints and their semantic effects; 4.4 Concepts and words: towards Molecularism; Conclusion; 5 Semantic Under-Determinacy, Comprehension and Meta-Representation; 5.1 Inferential approaches: from Grice to Relevance Theory; 5.2 Non-inferential approaches; 5.3 Inferences, after all
5.4 Reconsidering the role of meta-representation5.5 Conceptual constraints and non-meta-representational comprehension; 5.6 Advantages and objections; 5.7 Egocentric communicators; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
<p >Combining a fresh, previously unexplored view of the subject with a detailed overview of the past and ongoing philosophical discussion on the matter, this book investigates the phenomenon of semantic under-determinacy by seeking an answer to the questions of how it can be explained, and how communication is possible despite it.
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