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But where descriptive information and coordination come apart, the Fregean should insist, with Fine, that it is coordination and not descriptive information that individuates senses. This is the third puzzle, semantkc Cognitive Fregean Puzzle.

Remember me semantlc this computer. Posted on April 16, at 4: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Review “With characteristic brilliance and rigor, Kit Fine advances aradically new conception of semantic structure that casts lightfrom an unexpected direction on the nature of compositionality andthe theory of direct reference. Regina Rinni York University. Philosophy and Model Theory.

Cognitive and linguistic sameness are, however, integral to a range of cognitive and linguistic phenomena.

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I will only go in minor detail about each in order semanic provide the reader with a glimpse at the sort of argumentation employed within the work. Chalmers Taking Morality Relationiam Overall, this is a solid work. There are even times when Fine makes the puzzles even stronger in order to show just how difficult they really are, as in the case of Kripke’s Puzzle about Belief.


In the end, what Fine really provides is an account of semantic features that insists that semantics respects when speakers and thinkers represent, as a matter of their semantic compe- tence, reference as the same, and that aims to meet constraints of composi- tionality and transparency. There are also coordination cases of semantics between speaker to speaker.

Semantic Relationism offers a nice solution to this as well. Just as language can represent as the same referent in two statements or propositions, so can thought. Knowledge and the Flow of Information.

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He wants to say that when Peter derives P1 from our P2, he is aiming at the use P1 to be coreferential with P in the common language.

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Fine wants to claim that there is no conflict between them. One thing to note about this book is how unique Fine’s technique is. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. That is not the relevant notion of intrinsic if it is, then having a sense can be intrinsic in that sense too. Fine uses this conception to draw distinctions between the common language what we all aim at speaking – objectivethe individual language what we individually speak and mean by what we say – subjectiveand the communal language the language we speak in common – inter-subjective.

It is not an easy read, but it is certainly rewarding.

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How can that be? If the names “Cicero” and “Tully” are semantically different, they are referentially different. But what about the blame and punishment we impose on responsible wrongdoers? According to Fine, the relationist view best explains the fundamental but theoretically neglected cognitive and lin- guistic fact that thinkers and speakers can think and say the very same thing — that they can be same-thinkers and same-sayers p.

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