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Title: Semantic pluralism
Author: Viebahn, Emanuel
ISNI:       0000 0004 5366 0969
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis defends Semantic Pluralism, the view that sentences express sets of propositions in context. It puts forward two arguments against Contextualism, the main opposing view, on which each sentence expresses exactly one proposition in context. It spells out two versions of Pluralism: Flexible Pluralism, which takes most sentences to be context-sensitive, and Strong Pluralism, which denies that context-sensitivity is widespread. And it defends Flexible Pluralism and Strong Pluralism from a number of objections.
Supervisor: Dorr, Cian Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Semantics ; Semantic Pluralism ; Context-sensitivity