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Representation, Scepticism, and the A Priori

Frank Jackson

in New Essays on the A Priori

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241279
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241279.003.0013
   Representation, Scepticism, and the A Priori

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Frank Jackson investigates the theoretical commitments of certain stances about semantics as far as they shed light on the dispute between meaning‐based and non‐meaning‐based approaches to explaining apriority. Jackson argues generally that anyone who agrees that sentences have representational content and who is not a sceptic should accept that there are a priori truths that outrun the logical truths.

Keywords: apriority; Frank Jackson; representation; representational content; scepticism; semantics

Chapter.  6558 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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