Linguistics and Philosophy

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 355–380

Semantics and the objects of assertion

Authors

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10988-011-9084-7

Cite this article as:
Ninan, D. Linguist and Philos (2010) 33: 355. doi:10.1007/s10988-011-9084-7

Abstract

This paper is about the relationship between two questions: the question of what the objects of assertion are and the question of how best to theorise about ‘shifty’ phenomena like modality and tense. I argue that the relationship between these two questions is less direct than is often supposed. I then explore the consequences of this for a number of debates in the philosophy of language.

Keywords

KaplanLewisContentContextSemanticsEpistemic modalsRelativismContextualismTemporalism

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