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The metaphysics of meaning, Jerrold J. Katz

Label
The metaphysics of meaning
Title
The metaphysics of meaning
Statement of responsibility
Jerrold J. Katz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "The Metaphysics of Meaning, Jerrold J. Katz offers a radical reappraisal of the "linguistic turn" in twentieth century philosophy. He shows that the naturalism which emerged to become the dominant philosophical position was never adequately proven. Katz critiques the major arguments for contemporary naturalism and develops a new conception of the naturalistic fallacy. This conception, inspired by Moore, explains why attempts to naturalize disciplines like linguistics and logic, and perhaps ethics, will fail. He offers a Platonist view of such disciplines, justifying it as the best explanation of their autonomy, objectivity, and normativity. Katz examines in detail both Wittgenstein's arguments for a deflationary naturalism on which metaphysics transcends the limits of language, and Quine's arguments for a scientific naturalism on which epistemology is "an enterprise within natural science." He also analyzes related arguments, including Kripke's on rule following, Chomsky's for the psychological reality of language, Dummett's on the nature of theories Of meaning, and Davidson's and Putnam's against intensionalism. Katz shows that, although largely successful against the Fregean psychologized versions of intensionalism, all these arguments fail against an intensionalism that avoids both Fregeanism and psychologism. "The Metaphysics of Meaning concludes with a reassessment of the nature of philosophical problems. It explains their recalcitrance, without, like
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, Jerrold J
Dewey number
149/.94
Index
index present
LC call number
P106
LC item number
.K2995 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Representation and mind
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Langage et langues
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Metafysica
  • Naturalisme
  • Taalfilosofie
  • Betekenis
Label
The metaphysics of meaning, Jerrold J. Katz
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1811
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Quine's arguments against intensionalist semantics
  • 6.
  • The domino theory
  • 7.
  • The naturalistic fallacy
  • 8.
  • Conclusion : the problems of philosophy
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Wittgenstein's critique of theories of meaning
  • 3.
  • Wittgenstein on rule following
  • 4.
  • Kripke on rule following
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 356 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780262111515
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854164
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854164
Label
The metaphysics of meaning, Jerrold J. Katz
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1811
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Quine's arguments against intensionalist semantics
  • 6.
  • The domino theory
  • 7.
  • The naturalistic fallacy
  • 8.
  • Conclusion : the problems of philosophy
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Wittgenstein's critique of theories of meaning
  • 3.
  • Wittgenstein on rule following
  • 4.
  • Kripke on rule following
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 356 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780262111515
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854164
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854164

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