A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo, M. Carapezza, Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy

by Alessandro Capone on 09/03/2014

The book “Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy” offers a complete
overview of instances where pragmatics adds mettle to philosophical
enquiry
Stabilises the boundaries of pragmatics, in relation to philosophy and
linguistics
Presents the argument of well known scholars who believe that
pragmatics can be an indispensible tool for resolving philosophical
problems

This book is about the pragmatics of language and it illustrates how
pragmatics transcends the boundaries of linguistics. This volume
covers Gricean pragmatics as well as topics including: conversation
and collective belief, the norm of assertion, speech acts, what a
context is, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics and
implicature and explicature, pragmatics and epistemology, the
pragmatics of belief, quotation, negation, implicature and
argumentation theory,  Habermas’ Universal Pragmatics, Dascal’s theory
of the dialectical self, theories and theoretical discussions on the
nature of pragmatics from a philosophical point of view.

Conversational implicatures are generally meaning augmentations on top
of explicatures, whilst explicatures figure prominently in what is
said. Discussions in this work reveal their characteristics and
tensions within current theories relating to explicatures and
implicatures. Authors show that explicatures and implicatures are
calculable and not (directly) tied to conventional meaning.

Pragmatics has a role to play in dealing with philosophical problems
and this volume presents research that defines boundaries and gives a
stable picture of pragmatics and philosophy. World renowned academic
experts in philosophy and pragmalinguistics ask important theoretical
questions and interact in a way that can be easily grasped by those
from disciplines other than philosophy, such as anthropology, literary
theory and law.

A second volume in this series is also available, which covers the
perspective of linguists who have been influenced by philosophy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Margaret Gilbert and  Maura Priest, Conversation and
collective belief.- Chapter 2. Martin Montminy,  The single norm of
assertion.- Chapter 3. András Kertesz and  Ferenc  Kiefer, From
thought experiments to real experiments in pragmatics.- Chapter 4.
Michael Devitt, What makes a property “semantic”?.- Chapter 5. Steven
Gross, What is a context?.- Chapter 6. Michael Haugh, Implicature,
inference and cancellability.- Chapter 7. Siobhan Chapman, Grice,
conversational implicature and philosophy.- Chapter 8. Claudia
Bianchi, Writing letters in the age of Grice.- Chapter 9. Douglas
Walton and Fabrizio Macagno,  Implicatures as forms of argument.-
Chapter 10. Marina Sbisà, Some remarks about speech act pluralism.-
Chapter 11. Michel Seymour,  Speech act pluralism, minimal content and
pragmemes.- Chapter 12. Paolo Leonardi, Language adds to context.-
Chapter 13. Kepa Korta,  John Perry, Squaring the circle.- Chapter 14.
Wayne Davis, Irregular negations: Pragmatic explicature theories.-
Chapter 15. Anne Bezuidenhout, The (in)significance of the
referential/attributive distinction.- Chapter 16. Paul Saka, Quotation
and the use-mention distinction.- Chapter 17. Nellie Wieland, Indirect
reports and pragmatics.- Chapter 18. Alessandro Capone, Immunity to
error through misidentification (IEM), ‘de se’ and pragmatic
intrusion): a linguistic treatment.- Chapter 19. Alessandro, Capone,
Further reflections on Semantic  Minimalism: Reply to Wedgwood.-
Chapter 20. Igor Douven,  Putting the pragmatics of beliefs to work.-
Chapter 21. Alberto Voltolini, Contexts, fiction and truth.- Chapter
22. Alec McHoul, Pragmatics and philosophy: three notes in search of a
footing.- Chapter 23. Luvell Anderson and Ernie Lepore, A brief essay
on Slurs.- Chapter 24. Frans van Eemeren and Bart Garssen, Viewing the
study of argumentation as normative pragmatics.- Chapter 25. Francesca
Piazza, Rhetoric and pragmatics: suggestions for a fruitful dialogue.-
Chapter 26. Marcelo Dascal, Debating with myself: Towards the
psycho-pragmatics and onto-pragmatics of the dialectical self.-
Chapter 27. Lo Piparo, Franco. Truth, negation and meaning.

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