Advertisement

Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 349–391 | Cite as

Radical Semantics: A New Theory of Meaning

  • Prashant Parikh
Article

Abstract

This paper extends Parikh’s earlier work in semantics with games of partial information and attempts to derive and represent the full content of an utterance from first principles. It also discusses various ways in which this content may be indeterminate.

Keywords

Semantics pragmatics game theory games of partial information literal content saturation enrichment implicature relevance indeterminacy 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Akman, V. (2002): Context and the indexical ‘I’. Powerpoint presentation at http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/∼akman/papers.html, presented at NASSLLI, Stanford University.
  2. 2.
    Austin, J. L. (1975): in J. O. Urmson and M. Sbisa, How To Do Things With Words, (eds.), 2nd edn, Harvard University Press, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Austin, J. L. (1979): How to talk – some simple ways, in J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock (eds.), Philosophical Papers, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, London.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Austin, J. L. (1979): Performative utterances, in J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock (eds.), Philosophical Papers, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, London.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Austin, J. L. (1979): Truth, in J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock (eds.), Philosophical Papers, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, London.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Barwise, J. (1989): Information and circumstance, in The Situation in Logic, CSLI Publications, Stanford.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Barwise, J. and Perry, J. (1983): Situations and Attitudes, MIT, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Blutner, R. and Zeevat, H. (2004): Editors' introduction: Pragmatics in optimality theory, in R. Blutner and H. Zeevat (eds.), Optimality Theory and Pragmatics, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 1–24.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Blutner, R. and Zeevat, H. (eds.) (2004): Optimality Theory and Pragmatics, Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Cappelen, H. and Lepore, E. (2004): Radical and moderate pragmatics: Does meaning determine truth conditions? Unpublished.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Carston, R. (2004): Relevance theory and the saying/implicating distinction, in L. R. Horn and G. Ward (eds.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Chierchia, G. and McConnell-Ginet, S. (1996): Meaning and Grammar, MIT, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Grice, H. P. (1957): Meaning, Philos. Rev. 66, 377–388.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Grice, H. P. (1969): Utterer's meaning and intentions, Philos. Rev. 78, 147–177.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Grice, H. P. (1989): Logic and conversation, in Studies in the Way of Words, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 1–143.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Grice, H. P. (1989): Studies in the Way of Words, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Horn, L. R. and Ward, G. (2004): The Handbook of Pragmatics, Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Merin, A. (1999): Information, relevance, and social decision making, in L. Moss, J. Ginzburg, and M. de Rijke (eds.), Logic, Language, and Computation, Vol. 2, CSLI Publications, Stanford.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Osborne, M. J. and Rubinstein, A. (1994): A Course in Game Theory, The MIT, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Parikh, P. (1987): Language and Strategic Inference, PhD thesis, Stanford University.Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Parikh, P. (1990): Situations, games, and ambiguity, in R. Cooper, K. Mukai and J. Perry (eds.), Situation Theory and Its Applications, I, CSLI Publications, Stanford.Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Parikh, P. (1992): A game-theoretic account of implicature, in Y. Moses (ed.), Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning about Knowledge, Morgan Kaufmann, California.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Parikh, P. (2001): The Use of Language, CSLI Publications, Stanford University.Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Parikh, P. (2004): Pragmatics and games of partial information: Some aspects of literal content. Forthcoming.Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Parikh, P. (2005): Situations, rules, and conventional meaning: Some uses of games of partial information. Forthcoming.Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Parikh, P. (April 2000): Communication, meaning, and interpretation, Linguist. Philos. 23, 185–212.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Parikh, P. (October 1991): Communication and strategic inference, Linguist. Philos. 14, 473–514.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Recanati, F. (2004): Literal Meaning, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Recanati, F. (2004): Pragmatics and semantics, in L. R. Horn and G. Ward (eds.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Ross, I. (2004): Games interlocutors play: The unification of implicature. Unpublished dissertation proposal.Google Scholar
  31. 31.
    Sperber, D. and Wilson, D. (1986): Relevance: Communication and Cognition, Blackwell.Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Strawson, P. F. (1964): Intention and convention in speech acts, Philos. Rev. 73, 439–460.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Travis, C. (1996): Meaning's role in truth, Mind 105, 451–466.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    van Rooy, R. (2004): Signaling games select Horn strategies, Linguist. Philos. 27, 493–527.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    van Rooy, R. (2004): Utility, informativity and protocols, J. Philos. Logic 33, 389–419.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Wilson, D. and Sperber, D. (1986): On defining relevance, in R. Grandy and R. Warner (eds.), Philosophical Grounds of Rationality, Clarendon, Oxford, pp. 243–258.Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    Wilson, D. and Sperber, D. (2004): Relevance theory, in L. R. Horn and G. Ward (eds.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Research in Cognitive ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Personalised recommendations