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Ambiguities in Intensional Contexts

  • Frank Heny

Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lvii
  2. Lars Hellan
    Pages 47-81
  3. Ewan Klein
    Pages 83-102
  4. David Woodruff Smith
    Pages 103-131
  5. Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof
    Pages 153-190
  6. Barry Richards
    Pages 191-229
  7. Eva Ejerhed
    Pages 231-252
  8. Theo M. V. Janssen, Peter van Emde Boas
    Pages 253-269
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-286

About this book

Introduction

The essays in this book deal with a number of problems in the analysis of intensional language - more especially with the analysis of the personal modalities in natural language. Together they cover a representative spectrum of the problems of contemporary ,interest in this area, in a way that should make them of interest to linguists, logicians and philosophers concerned with natural language. The contributors are mostly more linguists than logicians or philosophers but some are more logicians or philosophers than linguists. As far as possible, we have tried to conduct the discussion in terms that will enable students from any of these fields to come to grips with the central issues. This volume will provide, I think, material for a very stimulating course. I have used it as the basis for a course at the introductory level in the philosophy of language. The essays in the book led us back to look at the classic texts­ and a good deal of the intervening literature crept in of its own accord. Out of that experience grew the introduction that follows. In contrast with the rest of the book, the introduction is frankly pedagogical. I hope and believe that many who would otherwise find the papers themselves hard to digest will ~e helped on their way by that summary.

Keywords

English literature causality experience issue language linguists literature philosophy philosophy of language pragmatics pronouns semantic specificity subject will

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Heny
    • 1
  1. 1.Groningen UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-8377-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1168-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8377-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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