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Logical Complexity and Semantic Normativity

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199263660
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601354 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263663.003.0009
Logical Complexity and Semantic Normativity

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I deal with the cognitive states expressed by de dicto logically complex sentences–those that are expressives, such as negations, disjunctions, universal noun phrase sentences, and adverbs of generality. I also articulate more clearly STA’s expressivism about semantic norms and its psychologism: the account of how sentences express cognitive states is integral to the semantics that STA gives of them.

Keywords: commitment; conceptual role semantics; entailment; exclusion; logical complexity; logical constant; psychologism; semantic normative expressivism

Chapter.  7963 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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