Chapter 1. Overview

  1. Herman Cappelen and
  2. Ernie Lepore

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755792.ch1

Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism

Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism

How to Cite

Cappelen, H. and Lepore, E. (eds) (2005) Overview, in Insensitive Semantics: A Defense of Semantic Minimalism and Speech Act Pluralism, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755792.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126748

Online ISBN: 9780470755792

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Keywords:

  • moderate contextualism;
  • semantics;
  • minimalism;
  • speech act pluralism;
  • methodological observation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction to Semantic Minimalism

  • Introduction to Speech Act Pluralism

  • Opponents of Semantic Minimalism

  • Central Opponent 1: Radical Contextualism (RC)

  • Central Opponent 2: Moderate Contextualism (MC)

  • Comparison with Other Ways of Structuring the Debate

  • Outline of Argumentative Strategy