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Tool

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

One of the leading US alternative metal acts to emerge from the 90s, Tool was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990 by Adam Jones (b. 15 January 1965, Libertyville ...

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EF-tools for Polyadic Quantifiers

Stanley Peters.

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 11575 words.

This chapter considers how the Ehrenfeucht-Fraïssé (EF) technique can be made to work for arbitrary quantifiers and structures. First, two-person games are described, followed by some...

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Who’s Afraid of the Sophists?

Barbara Cassin.

in Sophistical Practice

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 7357 words.

This chapter introduces the neologism “sophistics.” It considers the question of why one should be interested in sophistics today. It argues that sophistics, is a good tool, maybe even the...

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Definability and Undefinability in Logical Languages: Tools for the Monadic Case

Stanley Peters.

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 5960 words.

To prove a positive definability result, one usually has to exhibit the defining sentence, and it helps if this sentence belongs to a well-defined language. To prove a negative...

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<i>Tool Use and Causal Cognition</i>, edited by Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill

Beth Preston.

in Mind

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Epistemology; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind. 2421 words.

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Words and Images

Christopher Gauker.

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 320 pages.

At least since Locke, philosophers and psychologists have usually held that concepts arise out of sensory perceptions, thoughts are built from concepts, and language enables speakers to...

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On Being a Language Teacher

Norma Lopez-Burton and Denise Minor.

March 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 408 pages.

This book provides an innovative, personal approach to second language teaching. Through illustrative personal anecdotes, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key...

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Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl.

May 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 552 pages.

Quantification is a topic which brings together linguistics, logic, and philosophy. Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language or logic, we refer to quantity of things or...

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Signals

Brian Skyrms.

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 208 pages.

This book presents an exploration of how fundamental signals are to our world. It uses a variety of tools — theories of signaling games, information, evolution, and learning — to...

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Truth in Virtue of Meaning

Gillian Russell.

February 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 248 pages.

The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence: synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in...

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Thinking without Words

José Luis Bermúdez.

May 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 242 pages.

This book provides a new theory of the nature of nonlinguistic thought. Many scientific disciplines treat nonlinguistic creatures as thinkers, explaining their behavior in terms of their...

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