© 1992

Statement and Referent

An Inquiry into the Foundations of Our Conceptual Order


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 224)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Statements are Products of Assertion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xvii-xvii
    2. D. S. Shwayder
      Pages 1-5
    3. D. S. Shwayder
      Pages 6-67
    4. D. S. Shwayder
      Pages 68-216
    5. D. S. Shwayder
      Pages 217-390
    6. D. S. Shwayder
      Pages 391-446
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 447-462

About this book


There are in this volume sentences written as long ago/ as 1957. What was then projected as the third part of a modest discussion of then current issues has, through some fifteen revisions, now expanded into its own three parts. Of the project as originally conceived, the first part, itself grown too large, was published (prematurely, I now believe) in 1965 (Stratification of Behaviour). The second part, which was to be on language proper, was abandoned around 1967; such materials on language as I need for the present work are now mostly compressed into Chapter 1, with some scatterings retained in Chapters 2 and 14. My scheme discovered problems with which I have been much preoccupied. I have been less enjoyably delayed by missteps. Additions were put on and the renovations have been incessant. Even in the course of my ultimate revisions, I ran into slippery stretches and soft spots I could only gesture at repairing. But now time is running out and my energy is ebbing, and I must allow the work to come to its conclusion, with reservations certainly and not without a sense of despair. If the reception of this volume warrants, the two following parts will be wound up in what I hope may be fairly short order.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Statement and Referent
  • Book Subtitle An Inquiry into the Foundations of Our Conceptual Order
  • Authors D.S. Shwayder
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1803-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-3068-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-3066-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 100
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    Philosophy of Language
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