The Resource Direct belief : an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief, by Jonathan Berg, (electronic resource)

Direct belief : an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief, by Jonathan Berg, (electronic resource)

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Direct belief : an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief
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Direct belief
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an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief
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by Jonathan Berg
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Jonathan Berg argues for the Theory of Direct Belief, which treats having a belief about an individual as an unmediated relation between the believer and the individual the belief is about. After a critical review of alternative positions, Berg uses Grice's theory of conversational implicature to provide a detailed pragmatic account of substitution failure in belief ascriptions and goes on to defend this view against objections, including those based on an unwarranted ""Inner Speech"" Picture of Thought. The work serves as a case study in pragmatic explanation, dealing also with methodological
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MiAaPQ
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1954-
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Berg, Jonathan
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  • 401.43
  • 413
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index present
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English
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P99.4.P72
LC item number
B377 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mouton series in pragmatics,
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13
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  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
  • Language and languages
  • Belief and doubt
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Direct belief : an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief, by Jonathan Berg, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: The instability of belief ascriptions (and how not to explain it); 1. From language to thought; 2. Accommodating shifty intuitions; 3. The appeal to ambiguity; 3.1. Lexical ambiguity; 3.2. Syntactic ambiguity; 3.3. Multigrade status; 3.4. The persistence of shifty intuitions; 4. The indexical view; 4.1. Implicit modes of presentation; 4.2. Hidden-indexical semantics; 4.3. Articulated indexicality; 5. Semantic indeterminacy; 5.1. Incompleteness; 5.2. Similarity; 5.3. Hopelessness; 6. Direct belief; 7. Summary
  • Chapter 2: The pragmatics of substitutivity1. Truth and appropriateness; 2. Conversational implicature; 3. Implicated normalcy; 4. Normalcy for belief ascriptions; 5. Variations on verbatim acceptability; 6. Identity beliefs; 7. Availability; 8. Semantic intuitions; 9. Iterability; 10. Other pragmatic accounts of substitution failure; 10.1. Soames and what is said; 10.2. Thau and what is implicated; 11. Summary; Chapter 3: Conceptions, belief, and "inner speech"; 1. The medium view of conceptions; 2. The behavior problem; 2.1. The problem; 2.2. The Higher Order View of conceptions
  • 2.3. A solution to the problem3. Suspended belief; 4. The inner speech picture of thought; 5. Thinking in words; 5.1. Silent uttering; 5.2. Imagining; 6. Two paradigms of belief; 7. Summary; References; Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (168 p.)
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online
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9786613600745
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computer
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c
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remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000099593
  • (EBL)913374
  • (OCoLC)794383718
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Direct belief : an essay on the semantics, pragmatics, and metaphysics of belief, by Jonathan Berg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: The instability of belief ascriptions (and how not to explain it); 1. From language to thought; 2. Accommodating shifty intuitions; 3. The appeal to ambiguity; 3.1. Lexical ambiguity; 3.2. Syntactic ambiguity; 3.3. Multigrade status; 3.4. The persistence of shifty intuitions; 4. The indexical view; 4.1. Implicit modes of presentation; 4.2. Hidden-indexical semantics; 4.3. Articulated indexicality; 5. Semantic indeterminacy; 5.1. Incompleteness; 5.2. Similarity; 5.3. Hopelessness; 6. Direct belief; 7. Summary
  • Chapter 2: The pragmatics of substitutivity1. Truth and appropriateness; 2. Conversational implicature; 3. Implicated normalcy; 4. Normalcy for belief ascriptions; 5. Variations on verbatim acceptability; 6. Identity beliefs; 7. Availability; 8. Semantic intuitions; 9. Iterability; 10. Other pragmatic accounts of substitution failure; 10.1. Soames and what is said; 10.2. Thau and what is implicated; 11. Summary; Chapter 3: Conceptions, belief, and "inner speech"; 1. The medium view of conceptions; 2. The behavior problem; 2.1. The problem; 2.2. The Higher Order View of conceptions
  • 2.3. A solution to the problem3. Suspended belief; 4. The inner speech picture of thought; 5. Thinking in words; 5.1. Silent uttering; 5.2. Imagining; 6. Two paradigms of belief; 7. Summary; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 p.)
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online
Isbn
9786613600745
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000099593
  • (EBL)913374
  • (OCoLC)794383718
  • (SSID)ssj0000681263
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12236214
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000681263
  • (PQKBWorkID)10655177
  • (PQKB)11781778
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC913374
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000099593

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