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Against the identification of assertoric content with compositional value

Rabern, Brian

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This essay investigates whether the things we say are identical to the things our sentences mean. It is argued that these theoretical notions should be distinguished, since assertoric content does not respect the compositionality principle. As a paradigmatic example, Kaplan's formal language LD is shown to exemplify a failure of compositionality. It is demonstrated that by respecting the theoretical distinction between the objects of assertion and compositional values certain conflicts between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59685
Source: Synthese
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-012-0096-9

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