By Jussi Haukioja, James R. Beebe
Should philosophy of language use experimental equipment, or can it's pursued within the armchair? Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language represents a balanced number of positions in this generally mentioned query.
In the 1st number of its variety, best specialists within the box current a couple of varied views at the relevance of experimental tools in philosophy of language, starting from entire dismissals of conventional the way to defences of armchair ways. in addition to exploring attainable novel experimental innovations, Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language evaluates the philosophical relevance of present experimental effects and offers new info from new experimental reports. For students trying to remain sooner than the most recent advancements and developments within the philosophy of language, this crucial contribution to the sector brings the reader up-to-date.
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N. Slobodchikoff (2002), discovered that the “barks” of Gunnison’s prairie dogs form a language that communicates messages about predators. And it is a truism that humans have languages that communicate messages that are the contents of thoughts: “language expresses thought”. 3 In light of this, the properties of languages that we need to explain – let’s call them meanings – are those that enable languages to play their causally significant roles in the lives of the organisms that have them, in particular their roles in communication.
How then are the references of those other expressions to be explained? What explains the reference of “female” and “fox”? Perhaps we can use description theories to explain those other references too. This process cannot, however, go on forever: there must be some expressions whose referential properties are not parasitic on those of others, else language as a whole is cut loose from the world. Description theories pass the referential buck, but the buck must stop somewhere. 5 Those theories offer, we might say, ultimate explanations of reference.
420–423). *). 18 So, we have made some distinctions among the immediate and unreflective empirical judgements that I generously count as intuitions. There are the perceptual ones, memory ones and ones formed in thought experiments. Among the latter there are ones about humdrum hypothetical cases and ones about fanciful hypothetical cases. And among them all there are differences in the degree to which their reliability depends on expertise. I conjecture that referential intuitions about humdrum cases, whether perceptual or not, are Testing Theories of Reference 45 likely to be fairly reliable without much expertise about language.
Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Language by Jussi Haukioja, James R. Beebe