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Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is t ...
Let us be cautious in making assertions and critical in examining them, but tolerant in permitting linguistic forms.
In fact, of course, I hold that propositions that contemporary
philosophers would properly count as 'empirical' can be necess
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Let's call something a rigid designator if in every possible world it designates the same object, a non-rigid or accidental design ...
Certainly the philosopher of 'possible worlds' must take care that his technical apparatus not push him to ask questions whose mea ...
There is, I confess, a hazard to the philosophical analysis of humor. If one rereads the passages that have been analyzed, one may ...
If we call the world of "things"Mof physical objects--the first world, and the world of subjective experiences (such as thought pr ...
The variables of quantification, 'something,' 'nothing,' 'everything,' range over our whole ontology, whatever it may be; and we a ...
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