Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

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Index
a priori and a posteriori truths, 12–14, see also informative and uninformative truths
analysis and decomposition, see constituents and components
analytic and synthetic truths, 27–33, see also informative and uninformative truths
Anderson, Alan, 35
assignment, see senses, sense variables
associations, see senses, association with expressions; procedures, procedure executions, execution sequences associated with expressions; referents, association with expressions
Ayer, Alfred Jules, 11, 12, 15, see also Ayer-Hahn monsters
Ayer-Hahn monsters, see informative and uninformative truths, models of the speaker and, AyerHahn monsters
Baker, Gordon, 92
Bell, David, 92, 108
Belnap, Nuel, ix, 34, 35
Benacerraf, Paul, 29, 40–41
binding, see senses, sense variables
Boole, George, 19, 30–32, 89
Brandom, Robert, ix
Burge, Tyler, 44, 58, 124
Carnap, Rudolph, 6, 83, 114
Church, Alonzo, 95
cognitive value, see informative and uninformative truths
compositionality, see also decomposition
for referents, 72–73
for senses, 76–77, 93–94, 112–117, 119, 126–128
of semantic content, 2
concept formation, 87–98, 107, see also definition, concept formation and
constituents and components, 92–93, see also compositionality; decomposition
components, 94–98
constituents, 93–94
Cresswell, Max, 4, 83, 123
Davies, Julian, 65
decomposition, 85–93, see also compositionality
definitions, see also expressions, defined
concept formation and, 30–33
eliminability and fruitfulness, viii, 33–34, 50, 145
explicative definitions, 34–36
eliminability of, 36–39
fruitfulness of, 39–40
stipulative definitions, vii, 34–36, 140
eliminability of, 40, 50–54
fruitfulness of, strong interpretation, 65, 122–123, 129, 135138, 145

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Chapter 1- The Introduction of Senses 1
  • Chapter 2- Sense Identity 10
  • Chapter 3- Definitions 27
  • Chapter 4- Sense and Meaning 50
  • Chapter 5- A Simple Semantic Model 65
  • Chapter 6- Removal Rules 85
  • Chapter 7- Syntactic and Semantic Options 102
  • Chapter 8- Senses of Incomplete Expressions 119
  • Chapter 9- Afterword 140
  • Bibliography 148
  • Index 156
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