Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism

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Much contemporary thinking about language is animated by the idea that the core function of language is to represent how the world is and that therefore the notion of representation should play a fundamental explanatory role in any explanation of language and language use. Leading thinkers in the field explore various ways this idea may be challenged as well as obstacles to developing various forms of anti-representationalism. Particular attention is given to deflationary accounts of truth, the role of language in expressing mental states, and the normative and the natural as they relate to issues of representation. The chapters further various fundamental debates in metaphysics--for example, concerning the question of finding a place for moral properties in a naturalistic world-view--and illuminate the relation of the recent neo-pragmatist revival to the expressivist stream in analytic philosophy of language.In the scorecard sense of a#39;commitmenta#39; both sisters are committed to caring for their father; both are obligated to do so and ... a synonym for a#39;obligationa#39; (a#39;did you not know that you are committed to withholding social security tax for your nanny ?


Title:Meaning Without Representation: Essays on Truth, Expression, Normativity, and Naturalism
Author:Steven Gross, Nicholas Tebben, Michael Williams
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2015-08-20
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