Readings

This section contains the readings for the course.

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1Grice on MeaningGrice, H. P. "Meaning." Philosophical Review 66 (1957): 377-88.
2Grice on Meaning (cont.)Grice, H. P. "Meaning." Philosophical Review 66 (1957): 377-88.
3Grice on ImplicaturesBuy at Amazon Grice, H. P. "Logic and Conversation." Studies in the Ways of Words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989, pp. 22-40. ISBN: 0674852702.
4Grice on Implicatures (cont.)Buy at Amazon Grice, H. P. "Logic and Conversation." Studies in the Ways of Words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989, pp. 22-40. ISBN: 0674852702.
5Grice on Meaning (cont.)Grice, H. P. "Meaning." Philosophical Review 66 (1957): 377-88.
6Davidson on Meaning (I)Buy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages." Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 3-15. ISBN: 0198750463.
7Davidson on Meaning (I) (cont.)Buy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "Theories of Meaning and Learnable Languages." Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 3-15. ISBN: 0198750463.
8Tarski on TruthBuy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Tarski, Alfred. "The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (1944): 341-75. Reprinted in Lynch, Michael. The Nature of Truth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 0262621452.
9Tarski on Truth (cont.)Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Tarski, Alfred. "The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (1944): 341-75. Reprinted in Lynch, Michael. The Nature of Truth. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001. ISBN: 0262621452.
10Davidson on Meaning (II)Buy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "Truth and Meaning." Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 17-36. ISBN: 0198750463.
11Davidson on Meaning (II) (cont.)Buy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "Truth and Meaning." Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 17-36. ISBN: 0198750463.
12Davidson on Logical FormBuy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "The Logical Form of Action Sentences." Essays on Actions and Events. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1980, pp. 105-22. ISBN: 0198246374.
13Davidson on Logical Form (cont.)Buy at Amazon Davidson, Donald. "The Logical Form of Action Sentences." Essays on Actions and Events. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1980, pp. 105-22. ISBN: 0198246374.
14The Foster ProblemBuy at Amazon Foster, John. "Meaning and Truth-Theory." In Truth and Meaning: Essays in Semantics. Edited by G. Evans and J. McDowell. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1976, pp. 1-32. ISBN: 019825007X.
15The Foster Problem (cont.)Buy at Amazon Foster, John. "Meaning and Truth-Theory." In Truth and Meaning: Essays in Semantics. Edited by G. Evans and J. McDowell. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1976, pp. 1-32. ISBN: 019825007X.
16Quine on Radical InterpretationBuy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Quine, W. V. O. Word and Object. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960, chapter 2, part 1, and part 2. ISBN: 0262670011.
17Quine on Radical Interpretation (cont.)Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Quine, W. V. O. Word and Object. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960, chapter 2. ISBN: 0262670011.
18Grice on Meaning (cont.)Grice, H. P. "Meaning." Philosophical Review 66 (1957): 377-88.
19Dummett on MeaningBuy at Amazon Dummett, Michael. "What is a Theory of Meaning? (I)." Seas of Language. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 1-33. ISBN: 0198236212.
20Dummett on Meaning (cont.)Buy at Amazon Dummett, Michael. "What is a Theory of Meaning? (I)." Seas of Language. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 1-33. ISBN: 0198236212.
21Field on TruthField, H. "Tarski's Theory of Truth." The Journal of Philosophy 69, no. 13 (July 1972): 347-375.
22Field on Truth (cont.)Field, H. "Tarski's Theory of Truth." The Journal of Philosophy 69, no. 13 (July 1972): 347-375.
23Lewis on ConventionBuy at Amazon Lewis, David. "Language and Languages." Philosophical Papers. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1983, pp. 163-88. ISBN: 0195032039.
24Lewis on Convention (cont.)Buy at Amazon Lewis, David. "Language and Languages." Philosophical Papers. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1983, pp. 163-88. ISBN: 0195032039.
25Lewis on Radical InterpretationLewis, David. "Radical Interpretation." Synthese 27 (1974): 331-44.
26Grice on Meaning (cont.)Grice, H. P. "Meaning." Philosophical Review 66 (1957): 377-88.