Meaning without Truth

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Stefano Predelli is a professor at the University of Nottingham. His previous publications include Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language (OUP, 2005), a variety of essays on indexicality, contextualism, relativism, and proper names, and, outside of philosophical semantics, papers on musical ontology.

Table of Contents

Part One
1. Preliminaries
2. The Vagaries of Use, Part One
3. The Vagaries of Use, Part Two
Part Two
4. An Introduction to Non Truth-Conditional Meaning
5. Register and Other Non Truth-Conditional Phenomena
6. Derogatory Slurs
7. Towards a Logic for 'Alas'
Part Three
8. Vocatives: Obstinacy and Recruitment
9. Semaphores and Giorgione
10. Davidsonian Quotation
11. Demonstratives and Demonstrations
12. Obstinacy and Reflexivity

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