Knowledge and Language: Selected Essays of L. Jonathan Cohen

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2002 M03 31 - 322 páginas
I am very grateful to Kluwer Academic Publishers for the opportunity to republish these articles about knowledge and language. The Introduction to the volume has been written by James Logue, and I need to pay a very sincerely intended tribute to the care and professionalism which he has devoted to every feature of its production. My thanks are also due to Matthew MeG rattan for his technical as sistance in scanning the articles onto disk and formatting them. 1. Jonathan Cohen vii Publisher's Note Thanks are due to the following publishers for permission to reproduce the articles in this volume. On the project of a universal character. Oxford University Press. Paper 1 On a concept of a degree of grammaticalness. Logique et Analyse. Paper 2 Paper 3 The semantics of metaphor. Cambridge University Press. Paper 4 Can the logic of indirect discourse be formalised? The Association for Symbolic Logic. Paper 5 Some remarks on Grice's views about the logical particles of natural language. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Paper 6 Can the conversationalist hypothesis be defended? Kluwer Academic Publishers. Paper 7 How is conceptual innovation possible? Kluwer Academic Publishers. Should natural language definitions be insulated from, or interactive Paper 8 with, one another in sentence composition? Kluwer Academic Publish ers. Paper 9 A problem about truth-functional semantics. Basil Blackwell Publisher Ltd. Paper 10 The individuation of proper names. Oxford University Press. Paper 11 Some comments on third world epistemology. Oxford University Press. Paper 12 Guessing. The Aristotelian Society.
 

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ON THE PROJECT OF A UNIVERSAL CHARACTER
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ON A CONCEPT OF DEGREE OF GRAMMATICALNESS
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THE SEMANTICS OF METAPHOR
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CAN THE LOGIC OF INDIRECT DISCOURSE BE FORMALISED?
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SOME REMARKS ON GRICES VIEWS ABOUT THE LOGICAL PARTICLES OF NATURAL LANGUAGE
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CAN THE CONVERSATIONALIST HYPOTHESIS BE DEFENDED?
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HOW IS CONCEPTUAL INNOVATION POSSIBLE?
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SHOULD NATURALLANGUAGE DEFINITIONS BE INSULATED FROM OR INTERACTIVE WITH ONE ANOTHER IN SENTENCE COMPOSI...
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GUESSING
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BAYESIANISM VERSUS BACONIANISM IN THE EVALUATION OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSES
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ARE PEOPLE PROGRAMMED TO COMMIT FALLACIES? FURTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT THE INTERPRETATION OF EXPERIMENTAL DA...
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INDUCTIVE LOGIC 19451977
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SOME HISTORICAL REMARKS ON THE BACONIAN CONCEPTION OF PROBABILITY
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TWELVE QUESTIONS ABOUT KEYNESS CONCEPT OF WEIGHT
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SOME STEPS TOWARDS A GENERAL THEORY OF RELEVANCE
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SHOULD A JURY SAY WHAT IT BELIEVES OR WHAT IT ACCEPTS?
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A PROBLEM ABOUT AMBIGUITY IN TRUTHTHEORETICAL SEMANTICS
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THE INDIVIDUATION OF PROPER NAMES
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THIRD WORLD EPISTEMOLOGY
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ARE THERE ETHICAL REASONS FOR BEING OR NOT BEING A SCIENTIFIC REALIST?
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