By Jussi Haukioja, James R. Beebe
Should philosophy of language use experimental equipment, or can or not it's pursued within the armchair? Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language represents a balanced number of positions in this broadly mentioned query.
In the 1st number of its variety, best specialists within the box current a couple of diversified views at the relevance of experimental tools in philosophy of language, starting from entire dismissals of conventional easy methods to defences of armchair techniques. in addition to exploring attainable novel experimental recommendations, Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language evaluates the philosophical relevance of present experimental effects and offers new information from new experimental stories. For students seeking to remain prior to the newest advancements and developments within the philosophy of language, this significant contribution to the sphere brings the reader up-to-date.
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On meaning descriptivism, this sentence is trivially true, while, in fact, it is false. Similarly, the sentence, given reference descriptivism, cannot be uttered falsely, when, in fact, any actual utterance of it is false. 8 This is how Machery et al. describe their strategy in their 2013, though given that Machery et al. think that Kripke argues against descriptivism by appealing to intuitions as evidence, it is unclear how they think they can object to the latter without rejecting the former.
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Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language by Jussi Haukioja, James R. Beebe