CVA Seminar

Conceptual-Role Semantics

Last Update: 4 February 2007

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  1. Sellars, Wilfrid (1955/1963), "Some Reflections on Language Games," in Science, Perception and Reality (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1963): 321-358.

  2. Harman, Gilbert (1974), "Meaning and Semantics," in Milton K. Munitz & Peter K. Unger (eds.), Semantics and Philosophy (New York: New York University Press): 1-16.

  3. Harman, Gilbert (1975), "Language, Thought, and Communication," in Keith Gunderson (ed.), Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science; Vol. 7: Language, Mind, and Knowledge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press): 270-298.

  4. Harman, Gilbert (1982), "Conceptual Role Semantics," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23: 242-256.

  5. Harman, Gilbert (1987), "(Nonsolipsistic) Conceptual Role Semantics," in Ernest Lepore (ed.), New Directions in Semantics (London: Academic Press): 55-81.

  6. Harman, Gilbert (1988), "Wide Functionalism," in Stephen Schiffer & Ssusan Steele (eds.), Cognition and Representation (Boulder, CO: Westview Press): 11-18.

  7. Loar, Brian (1982), "Conceptual Role and Truth-Conditions," {/it Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23: 272-283.

  8. Loewer, Barry (1982), "The Role of 'Conceptual Role Semantics'," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 23: 305-315.

  9. Fodor, Jerry, & Lepore, Ernest (1991), "Why Meaning (Probably) Isn't Conceptual Role," Mind and Language 6: 328-343.

  10. Rapaport, William J. (2002), "Holism, Conceptual-Role Semantics, and Syntactic Semantics", Minds and Machines 12(1): 3-59. [PDF]

  11. Rapaport, William J. (2003), "What Did You Mean by That? Misunderstanding, Negotiation, and Syntactic Semantics", Minds and Machines 13(3): 397-427. [PDF]

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