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Beyond Matching Propositions

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/9780199219155.003.0006
 Beyond Matching Propositions

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This chapter shows how it is that we can abandon the traditional picture and develop theories like those Chapters 4 and 5 show to be needed. It offers an account of simple sentence intuitions that makes no use of ‘matching propositions’, drawing instead on considerations of psychological processing. The explanation developed fits quite naturally both with widely accepted assumptions about cognitive architecture and with the relevant empirical data. It is also compatible with a wide variety of views on the semantics of names.

Keywords: matching propositions; psychology; simple sentences; intuitions; semantics; names

Chapter.  12770 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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