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  • Against type E 

    McKeever, Matthew (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    It’s generally assumed that a compositional semantic theory will have to recognise a semantic category of expressions which serve simply to pick out some one object: e-type expressions. Kripke’s views about names (Kripke, ...
  • Concepts in context 

    Onofri, Andrea (University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
    My thesis tackles two related problems that have taken center stage in the recent literature on concepts: • What are the individuation conditions of concepts? Under what conditions is a concept C₁ the same concept ...
  • Indexicality and presupposition : explorations beyond truth-conditional information 

    Stokke, Andreas (University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis consists of four essays and an introduction dedicated to two main topics: indexicality and presupposition. The first essay is concerned with an alleged problem for the standard treatment of indexicals on which ...
  • On describing 

    Schoubye, Anders Johan (University of St Andrews, 2011-11-25) - Thesis
    The overarching topic of this dissertation is the semantics and pragmatics of definite descriptions. It focuses on the question whether sentences such as ‘the king of France is bald’ literally assert the existence of a ...
  • On the contrary: disagreement, context, and relative truth 

    Huvenes, Torfinn Thomesen (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
  • Propositions : an essay on linguistic content 

    Hodgson, Thomas William Strickland (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
    This thesis presents an account of the nature of structured propositions and addresses a series of questions that arise from that proposal. Chapter 1 presents the account and explains how it meets standard objections to ...
  • Saying nothing : in defence of syntactic and semantic underdetermination 

    Bowker, Mark (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    According to the Encoding Model, speakers communicate by encoding the propositions they want to communicate into sentences, in accordance with the conventions of a language L. By uttering a sentence that encodes p, the ...
  • Testimony, context, and miscommunication. 

    Peet, Andrew (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis integrates the epistemology of testimony with work on the epistemology, psychology, and metaphysics of language. Epistemologists of testimony typically ask what conditions must be met for an agent to gain ...