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Simple Sentences and Semantics

Jennifer Saul

in Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219155
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219155.003.0002
 Simple Sentences and Semantics

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This chapter examines attempts to develop semantic theories on which anti-substitution intuitions about simple sentences are actually correct. It argues that all of these attempts fail due to two problems: The Enlightenment Problem (the need to make implausible claims about the states of mind of conversational participants) and The Aspect Problem (the use of theoretically problematic entities).

Keywords: substitution; intuitions; Enlightenment Problem; Aspect Problem

Chapter.  12243 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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