The True and the False

The Domain of the Pragmatic

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Pragmatics often begins by supposing that specifying and describing truth bearers is a proper task for semantics. The main thrust of the present work is to show why truth and truth bearers lie essentially beyond the descriptive reach of semantics, and to outline a theory of truth bearers as a proper and fundamental task for pragmatics. It is also common for treatments, or definitions of truth to be confused with substantive theories about truth bearers, with a variety of unfortunate results. This monograph suggests a way of separating these tasks, and shows how many problems are thus avoided. Some emphasis is placed on the generally universal — i.e., nonlanguage-specific — character of pragmatic topics, and of truth. These issues occasion a discussion of semantic paradoxes, and of several relativities in the notion of truth.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, II:2]  1981.  vi, 165 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
1
Part 1: The Border with Semantics
25
Part 2: A Definition of Truth
73
Part 3: Some Objections
91
Part 4: The Relativity of Truth
145
Footnotes
157
References
163
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Subjects

Linguistics

Semantics
Pragmatics
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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