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Truth in virtue of meaning [electronic resource] / Gillian Russell.

Author/Creator:
Russell, Gillian.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (249 p.)
Subjects:
Truth.
Meaning (Philosophy).
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Sentences.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. This distinction seems powerful because analytic sentences seem to be knowable in a special way. One can know that all bachelors are unmarried, f
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. THE POSITIVE VIEW; II. A DEFENSE; III. WORK FOR EPISTEMOLOGISTS; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-228) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-969473-7
1-281-15043-6
9786611150433
0-19-152833-1
OCLC:
609342337
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