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Meaning, Intentions, and Argumentation
edited by Kepa Korta and Joana Garmendia
CSLI, 2008
Cloth: 978-1-57586-541-6 | Paper: 978-1-57586-542-3

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
What is the relationship between words and reality? Which are the best ways to convince or persuade other people? Besides philosophy and grammar, ancient Greeks developed rhetoric to answer these questions. The twentieth-century brought the birth of semantics and pragmatics for a systematic study of linguistic meaning and linguistic acts. Meaning, Intentions, and Argumentation brings together the work of leading contemporary scholars approaching those issues from various perspectives—from the old disciplines of philosophy and rhetoric to the newest thinking on semantics and pragmatics—to illuminate crucial aspects of meaning, communication, argumentation, and persuasion.
 
 
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Kepa Korta is senior lecturer in philosophy and current director of the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information at the University of the Basque Country, where Joana Garmendia is a researcher.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Contributors
    The Roads to Meaning
    Kepa Kota and Joana Garmendia
    1. Intention, Reference and Semantic Value
    John Perry
    2. Singular Propositions, Quasi-singular Propositions, and Reports
    Eros Corazza
    3. On Perry's Relative Truth-conditions
    Luis M. Valdés-Villanueva
    4. Fiction and Deception: How Cooperative is Literature?
    Salvatore Attardo
    5. Failures, Omissions, and Negative Descriptions
    Achille C. Varzi
    6. The Case for Core Meaning
    Manfred Kienpointner
    7. Situations from events to proofs
    Tim Fernando
    8. A Compositional Account of Counterfactuals
    Nicholas Asher and Eric McCready
    9. The rhetorical attachment of questions and answers
    Philippe Muller and Laurent Prévot
    10. Epideictic Rhetoric and the Representation of Human Decision and Choice
    Marc Dominicy
    11. Within the bounds of reason: Strategic maneuvering in argumentative discourse
    Frans H. Van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser
    Index



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