Download e-book for iPad: Occasion-Sensitivity: Selected Essays by Charles Travis

By Charles Travis

ISBN-10: 0199230331

ISBN-13: 9780199230334

Charles Travis provides a chain of essays within which he has built his detailed view of the relation of idea to language. the main thought is "occasion-sensitivity": what it really is for phrases to specific a given inspiration is for them to be apt for contributing to any of many alternative stipulations of correctness (notably fact conditions). seeing that phrases suggest what they do via expressing a given notion, it follows that which means doesn't confirm fact stipulations. This view ties suggestions much less tightly to the linguistic varieties which convey them than conventional perspectives of the problem, and in instructions: a given linguistic shape, that means fastened, may possibly convey an indefinite number of concepts; one idea should be expressed in an indefinite variety of syntactically and semantically unique methods. Travis highlights the significance of this view for linguistic thought, and exhibits the way it supplies new shape to various conventional philosophical problems.

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