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  • Cappelen, Herman  (10)
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press  (9)
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated  (1)
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  • Oxford : Oxford University Press  (9)
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  • 1
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    Language: Undetermined
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (244 p.)
    Keywords: Philosophy of language ; Social & political philosophy ; Political science & theory
    Abstract: If we don’t know what the words “democracy” and “democratic” mean, then we don’t know what democracy is. This book defends a radical view: these words mean nothing and should be abandoned. The argument for abolitionism is simple: those terms are defective and we can easily do better, so let’s get rid of them. According to the abolitionist, the switch to alternative devices would be a significant communicative, cognitive, and political advance. The first part of the book presents a general theory of abandonment: the conditions under which language should be abandoned. The rest of the book applies this general theory to the case of “democracy” and “democratic”. The book shows that “democracy” and “democratic” are semantically, pragmatically, and communicatively defective. Abolitionism is not all gloom and doom. It also contains a message of good cheer: we have easy access to conceptual devices that are more effective than “democracy”. We can do better. These alternative linguistic devices will enable us to ask better questions, provide genuinely fruitful answers, and have more rational discussions. Moreover, those questions and answers better articulate the communicative and cognitive aims of those who use empty terms such as “democracy” and “democratic”
    Note: English
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  • 2
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780192894724
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (192 p.)
    Keywords: Philosophy of science ; Philosophy of language ; Philosophy of mind ; Artificial intelligence ; Computer science
    Abstract: Can humans and artificial intelligences share concepts and communicate? One aim of Making AI Intelligible is to show that philosophical work on the metaphysics of meaning can help answer these questions. Cappelen and Dever use the externalist tradition in philosophy of to create models of how AIs and humans can understand each other. In doing so, they also show ways in which that philosophical tradition can be improved: our linguistic encounters with AIs revel that our theories of meaning have been excessively anthropocentric. The questions addressed in the book are not only theoretically interesting, but the answers have pressing practical implications. Many important decisions about human life are now influenced by AI. In giving that power to AI, we presuppose that AIs can track features of the world that we care about (e.g. creditworthiness, recidivism, cancer, and combatants.) If AIs can share our concepts, that will go some way towards justifying this reliance on AI. The book can be read as a proposal for how to take some first steps towards achieving interpretable AI. Making AI Intelligible is of interest to both philosophers of language and anyone who follows current events or interacts with AI systems. It illustrates how philosophy can help us understand and improve our interactions with AI
    Note: English
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  • 3
    Language: Undetermined
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (474 p.)
    Keywords: Philosophy of language ; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology ; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge ; Social & political philosophy
    Abstract: Conceptual engineering is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with assessing representational devices such as concepts and words. Conceptual engineers looks for the problems with such devices and attempt to come up with ways of improving flawed concepts: they attempt to say how those concepts should be. This is the first volume devoted entirely to the possibility, benefits, problems, and applications of conceptual engineering and conceptual ethics. It consists of twenty chapters; some advocate for the field, while others develop sceptical arguments, and some focus on the various methodological issues that arise while others apply the method to issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social and political philosophy
    Note: English
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  • 4
    ISBN: 0199668779 , 9780191749667
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource
    Series Statement: Oxford handbooks online
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als The Oxford handbook of philosophical methodology
    DDC: 100
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    Keywords: Philosophy ; Philosophy ; Philosophie ; Methodologie
    Abstract: This is a comprehensive book on philosophical methodology. A team of leading philosophers present original essays on various aspects of how philosophy should be and is done. They explore broad traditions and approaches, topics in philosophical methodology, and the interconnections between philosophy and neighbouring fields.
    URL: Volltext  (URL des Erstveröffentlichers)
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  • 5
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780191813498
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource
    DDC: 306.44
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    Keywords: Language and culture ; Context (Linguistics) ; Semantics ; Communication Social aspects
    Abstract: This volume brings together two influential series of papers by Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore on language, communication, and contexts. These are the papers which introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy.
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • 6
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
    ISBN: 9780191066313
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (310 pages)
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 306.44
    Keywords: Content analysis (Communication) ; Electronic books
    Abstract: This volume brings together two influential series of papers by Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore on language, communication, and contexts. These are the papers which introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy.
    Abstract: Cover -- Liberating Content -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- The 'Alleged Connection' Series -- 1. A methodological concern: don't conflate semantic content with speech act content-don't aim for a systematic theory of what speakers say -- 2. Shared content and context sensitivity: the tension -- 3. Semantic minimalism -- 4. Speech act pluralism -- The 'Alleged Connection' Series and Insensitive Semantics: a Comparison -- Some Later Work: Continuity and Differences -- The 'Varieties of Quotation' Series -- On Overlap -- PART I: The 'Alleged Connection' Series -- 1: On an Alleged Connection between Indirect Speech and the Theory of Meaning -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Kaplan and MA -- 3. Davidson and MA -- 4. Counter-Examples to the Only-If Direction of MA -- 4.1 Partial semantic overlap -- 4.2 Non-semantic features encoded in the complement clause -- 4.3 Mixed cases -- 5. First Generalization -- 6. Counter-Examples to the If-Direction of MA -- 7. Two Attempts to Preserve MA -- 7.1 Strongly dismissive reaction -- 7.2 No arguments for MA -- 7.3 Modified dismissive reaction -- 8. Diagnosis -- 9. Second Generalization -- 10. Implications of Renouncing MA -- 10.1 Implications for the semantics of indirect speech -- 10.2 Implications for semantics -- 2: Insensitive Quantifiers -- Context-Insensitive Semantics for Quantifiers (CIS) -- Incomplete Quantifiers and Context-Sensitive Semantics for Quantifiers -- First Objection to CSS: Non-Existent Interpretations -- Kripke's Test and INT1-INT3 -- The Connection between Semantic Content and Reports of What Was Said/Asserted/Claimed/Stated/Committed to -- Kripke's Test Revisited -- Second objection to CSS: Indeterminacy -- Indeterminacy and Wettstein's Observation -- How Indeterminacy Is Predicted by CIS -- 3: Indexicality, Binding, Anaphora, and a priori Truth -- 1. The Argument from Binding.
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  • 7
    ISBN: 0199668779 , 9780199668779
    Language: English
    Pages: xvi, 752 Seiten , Diagramme , 25 cm
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als The Oxford handbook of philosophical methodology
    DDC: 100
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    Keywords: Philosophy ; Philosophy ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Philosophie ; Methodologie ; Methodologie ; Philosophie
    Abstract: This is the most comprehensive book ever published on philosophical methodology. A team of thirty-eight of the world's leading philosophers present original essays on various aspects of how philosophy should be and is done. The first part is devoted to broad traditions and approaches to philosophical methodology (including logical empiricism, phenomenology, and ordinary language philosophy). The entries in the second part address topics in philosophical methodology, such as intuitions, conceptual analysis, and transcendental arguments. The third part of the book is devoted to essays about the interconnections between philosophy and neighbouring fields, including those of mathematics, psychology, literature and film, and neuroscience.
    Note: Literaturangaben
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  • 8
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    Book
    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199641338
    Language: English
    Pages: 303 Seiten
    DDC: 306.44
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    Keywords: Language and culture ; Semantics ; Communication Social aspects
    Abstract: This volume brings together two series of papers: one began with Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore's 1997 paper 'On an Alleged Connection Between the Theory of Meaning and Indirect Speech'. The other series started with their 1997 paper 'Varieties of Quotation'. The central theme throughout is that only when communicative content is liberated from semantic content will we make progress in understanding language, communication, contexts, and their interconnection. These are the papers in which Cappelen and Lepore introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy
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  • 9
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    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780191813498
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (vi, 303 Seiten)
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Cappelen, Herman, 1967 - Liberating content
    DDC: 306.44
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    Keywords: Communication Social aspects ; Semantics ; Language and culture ; Context (Linguistics) ; Language and culture ; Context (Linguistics) ; Semantics ; Communication ; Social aspects
    Abstract: This volume brings together two influential series of papers by Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore on language, communication, and contexts. These are the papers which introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy
    Note: Includes bibliographical references and index
    URL: Volltext  (lizenzpflichtig)
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  • 10
    Book
    Book
    Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199641338
    Language: English
    Pages: vi, 303 Seiten
    Edition: First edition
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Cappelen, Herman, 1967 - Liberating content
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Cappelen, Herman, 1967 - Liberating content
    DDC: 410
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    Keywords: Language and culture ; Semantics ; Communication Social aspects
    Abstract: This volume brings together two series of papers: one began with Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore's 1997 paper 'On an Alleged Connection Between the Theory of Meaning and Indirect Speech'. The other series started with their 1997 paper 'Varieties of Quotation'. The central theme throughout is that only when communicative content is liberated from semantic content will we make progress in understanding language, communication, contexts, and their interconnection. These are the papers in which Cappelen and Lepore introduced speech act pluralism and semantic minimalism, and they provide the foundation for one of the most powerful attacks on contextualism in contemporary philosophy
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