What is a Theory of Use?

  • Asa Kasher
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 3)


Yehoshua Bar-Hillel was one of the pilgrim fathers of Pragmatics of Natural Languages. He sailed his own positivistic ship, whose Carnapian hull he had loaded up with an Ordinary Language freight, but instead of rebuilding his ship on the open sea, he ventured on aiming his masts towards new colonies, striving to join some established philosophical confederation, to unite with some intellectual super-powers, and to indulge in some fruitful inland navigation.


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  • Asa Kasher
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  1. 1.Tel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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