The Pragmatics of Making it Explicit

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Robert Bran­dom’s Making it Explicit (1994) marks a Copernican turn in the philosophy of mind and language, as this collection of critical essays together with Brandom’s enlightening answers convincingly shows. Though faithful to Witt­genstein’s prag­ma­tic turn in spirit, Brandom gives a systematic account of human sapience as a whole – by grounding our relation to the world by words on our discursive practice, assessing its nor­mative basis, which is instituted by scorekeeping activities and sanctioning attitudes, and thus trying to avoid mystifying mentalism as well as dogmatic naturalism in our account of the human spirit. The topics emphasized in this volume concern the place of Brandom’s inferentialist and normative semantics in 20th century philosophy of language (Frege, Carnap, Quine), also in comparison to cognitive linguistics (Chomsky), instrumentalist pragmatism and functionalist understanding of the use of signs (Sellars), deflation of intentionality (Brentano), the logical analysis of predicative structures (Kant), the role of constructions for understanding, the constitution of objectivity by de-re-ascriptions and the problem of anti-representationalism, or how to treat malapropisms (Davidson).

This volume was originally published as a Special Issue of Pragmatics & Cognition (13:1, 2005)

[Benjamins Current Topics, 15]  2008.  viii, 237 pp.
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Table of Contents
About the Authors
vii–viii
Introduction
1–5
Formal truth and objective reference in an inferentialist setting
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer
7–34
The nature of meaning: Brandom versus Chomsky
Jaroslav Peregrin
35–52
The father, the son, and the daughter: Sellars, Brandom, and Millikan
Ruth Garrett Millikan
53–64
A deflationist theory of intentionality? Brandom's analysis of de re specifying attitude-ascriptions
Sebastian Knell
65–81
Transcendental deduction of predicative structure in Kant and Brandom
Sebastian Rödl
83–98
Meaning, justification, and truth
Friedrich Kambartel
99–108
Motivating inferentialism: Comments on Making it Explicit (Ch. 2)
John McDowell
109–126
Pragmatics, Pittsburgh style
Daniel Laurier
127–145
Brandom's solution of the objectivity problem
Peter Grönert
147–161
Keeping track of individuals: Brandom's analysis of Kripke's puzzle and the content of belief
Carlo Penco
163–185
Scorekeeping in a defective language game
Kevin A. Scharp
187–208
Response
Robert B. Brandom
209–229
Index of persons
231–232
Index of topics
233–237
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Linguistics

Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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