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The applying of philosophy to language research, and language research to philosophy, has skilled demonstrable highbrow development and diversification in fresh many years. This paintings comprehensively analyzes and evaluates some of the best points of this bright field.  An edited choice of articles taken from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics second version, this quantity acts as a single-stop table reference source for the field, comprising contributions from the key students of philosophy of linguistics of their quite a few interdisciplinary specializations. From Plato's Cratylus to Semantic and Epistemic Holism, this interesting paintings authoritatively unpacks the varied and multi-layered techniques of meaning, expression, identification, fact, and numerous different topics and topics straddling the linguistic-philosophical meridian, in a hundred seventy five articles and over 900 pages. * Authoritative evaluation of this dynamic box put in an interdisciplinary context* Approximately a hundred seventy five articles through leaders within the box* Compact and cheap single-volume structure

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We could just as well have defined de dicto possibility in terms of necessity and negation: possibly P ¼ defn :Necessarily :P. ) A proposition P is contingently true/false just in case P is true/false but could have been false/true (if the world had been otherwise in certain respects). The necessary/contingent distinction is therefore jointly exhaustive and mutually exclusive of every proposition that has a truth-value. (3a) Biological parents have at least one offspring. (4a) All dogs are dogs.

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