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  • A defence of the Kaplanian theory of sentence truth 

    Sweeney, Paula (University of St Andrews, 2010-06) - Thesis
    When David Kaplan put forward his theory of sentence truth incorporating demonstratives, initially proposed in ‘Dthat’ (1978) and later developed in ‘Demonstratives’ (1989a) and ‘Afterthoughts’ (1989b), it was, to his ...
  • Down to earth philosophy: an anti-exceptionalist essay on thought experiments and philosophical methodology 

    Sgaravatti, Daniele (University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
    In the first part of the dissertation, chapters 1 to 3, I criticize several views which tend to set philosophy apart from other cognitive achievements. I argue against the popular views that 1) Intuitions, as a sui generis ...
  • Full-bloodedness, modesty and minimalist truth 

    Billinge, Daniel (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
    This thesis discusses the central ideas that surround Michael Dummett’s claim that there is an incompatibility between a truth-conditional conception of meaning and a minimalist conception of truth. These ideas are brought ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The routes of sense : thought, semantic underdeterminacy and compositionality 

    Pedriali, Walter B. (University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
    What does it mean to be a rational language user? What is it to obey linguistic rules? What is the proper account of linguistic competence? A Fregean answer to these questions would make essential appeal to the notion ...
  • 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 ...