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  1. Slurs, Synonymy, and Taboo.Sandy Berkovski - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
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  2. Slurs, Synonymy, and Taboo.Y. Sandy Berkovski - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy:1-17.
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  3. Synonymy Between Token-Reflexive Expressions.Alexandru Radulescu - 2020 - Mind 129 (514):381–399.
    Synonymy, at its most basic, is sameness of meaning. A token-reflexive expression is an expression whose meaning assigns a referent to its tokens by relating each particular token of that particular expression to its referent. In doing so, the formulation of its meaning mentions the particular expression whose meaning it is. This seems to entail that no two token-reflexive expressions are synonymous, which would constitute a strong objection against token-reflexive semantics. In this paper, I propose and defend a notion of (...)
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  4. Semantic Relations Between Legal Terms. A Case Study of the Intralingual Relation of Synonymy.Aleksandra Matulewska - 2016 - Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 45 (1):161-174.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric Jahrgang: 45 Heft: 1 Seiten: 161-174.
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  5. The Semantic Neighborhood of Intellectual Humility.Markus Christen, Mark Alfano & Brian Robinson - 2014 - Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Intelligence.
    Intellectual humility is an interesting but underexplored disposition. The claim “I am (intellectually) humble” seems paradoxical in that someone who has the disposition in question would not typically volunteer it. There is an explanatory gap between the meaning of the sentence and the meaning the speaker expresses by uttering it. We therefore suggest analyzing intellectual humility semantically, using a psycholexical approach that focuses on both synonyms and antonyms of ‘intellectual humility’. We present a thesaurus-based method to map the semantic space (...)
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  6. Epistemological Semantics Beyond Irrationality and Conceptual Change.Gurpreet Rattan - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy 111 (12):667-688.
    Quine’s arguments in the final two sections of “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” bring semantic and epistemic concerns into spectacular collision. Many have thought that the arguments succeed in irreparably smashing a conception of a distinctively analytic and a priori philosophy to pieces. In Constructing the World, David Chalmers argues that much of this distinctively analytical and a priori conception of philosophy can be reconstructed, with Quine’s criticisms leaving little lasting damage. I agree with Chalmers that Quine’s arguments do not have (...)
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  7. Salience and Construal in the Use of Synonymy: A Study of Two Sets of Near-Synonymous Nouns.Dilin Liu - 2013 - Cognitive Linguistics 24 (1).
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  8. The Themes of Quine's Philosophy: Meaning, Reference, and Knowledge.Edward Becker - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Willard Van Orman Quine's work revolutionized the fields of epistemology, semantics and ontology. At the heart of his philosophy are several interconnected doctrines: his rejection of conventionalism and of the linguistic doctrine of logical and mathematical truth, his rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his thesis of the indeterminacy of translation and his thesis of the inscrutability of reference. In this book Edward Becker sets out to interpret and explain these doctrines. He offers detailed analyses of the relevant texts, discusses Quine's (...)
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  9. Identity of Linguistic Expressions and Lexical Synonymy in the Fields Of.Barbora Geistova Cakovska - 2012 - In Piotr Stalmaszcyzk (ed.), Philosophical and Formal Approaches to Linguistic Analysis. Ontos Verlag.
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  10. Technique, Techno-Logy: Beyond Synonymy and Being Just Objects.Sergio Roncallo Dow - 2012 - Universitas Philosophica 29 (58):39-65.
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  11. Analyticity in Externalist Languages.Gillian Russell - 2010 - In Sarah Sawyer (ed.), New Waves in Philosophy of Language. Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This paper presents the central theory from my book Truth in Virtue of Meaning: a defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction (2008) in a more concise form.
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  12. Concepts and Synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus.Gary H. Merrill - 2009 - Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration 4 (7).
    This paper advances a detailed exploration of the complex relationships among terms, concepts, and synonymy in the UMLS Metathesaurus, and proposes the study and understanding of the Metathesaurus from a model-theoretic perspective. Initial sections provide the background and motivation for such an approach, and a careful informal treatment of these notions is offered as a context and basis for the formal analysis. What emerges from this is a set of puzzles and confusions in the Metathesaurus and its literature pertaining to (...)
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  13. Cognitive Synonymy: A General Overview.Maja Stanojevic - 2009 - Facta Universitatis, Series: Linguistics and Literature 7 (2):193-200.
    This paper presents a general overview of cognitive synonymy from the cognitive perspective. It is concerned with the issues of lexical synonymy. The linguistic description is given on the semantic and pragmatic level. Cognitive synomys have been defined as lexical units whose senses are the same in certain contexts and cognitive synonymy is presented on the scale of synonymity. The scale involves the notion of absolute synonymy , cognitive synonymy and near-synonymy . Furthermore, cognitive synonyms imply propositions with equivalent truth (...)
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  14. Doxastic Synonymy Vs. Logical Equivalence.Rafal Urbaniak - 2009 - The Reasoner 3.
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  15. Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction.Gillian Russell - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. -/- (...)
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  16. Synonyms and Identity of Denotation.Pavlo Sodomora - 2008 - Semiotics:745-750.
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  17. A Logical Calculus of Meaning and Synonymy.Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis - 2006 - Linguistics and Philosophy 29:27-89.
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  18. Frege’s Criteria of Synonymy.Massimo Grassia - 2005 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 13 (1):25-49.
    In §1 of this paper I will present the two criteria, which I will call respectively the coextensionality and the recognitional criteria of synonymy. An established tendency in the literature is to ascribe to Frege only the recognitional criterion, discounting the coextensionality criterion as inconsistent with some of his other views. My aim in the paper will be to contribute to the reversal of this tendency. First, I wish to show that the recognitional criterion is flawed in a way that (...)
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  19. Synonymy, Common Knowledge, and the Social Construction of Meaning.Reinhard Muskens - 2005 - In Paul Dekker & Michael Franke (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifteenth Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam: ILLC. pp. 161-166.
    In this paper it is shown how a formal theory of interpretation in Montague’s style can be reconciled with a view on meaning as a social construct. We sketch a formal theory in which agents can have their own theory of interpretation and in which groups can have common theories of interpretation. Frege solved the problem how different persons can have access to the same proposition by placing the proposition in a Platonic realm, independent from all language users but accessible (...)
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  20. Semantic Relations and the Lexicon: Antonymy, Synonymy and Other Paradigms.M. Lynne Murphy - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book explores how some word meanings are paradigmatically related to each other, for example, as opposites or synonyms, and how they relate to the mental organization of our vocabularies. Traditional approaches claim that such relationships are part of our lexical knowledge (our "dictionary" of mentally stored words) but Lynne Murphy argues that lexical relationships actually constitute our "metalinguistic" knowledge. The book draws on a century of previous research, including word association experiments, child language, and the use of synonyms and (...)
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  21. Quine and the Problem of Synonymy.Peter Pagin - 2003 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 66 (1):171-197.
    On what seems to be the best interpretation, what Quine calls 'the problem of synonymy' in Two Dogmas is the problem of approximating the extension of our pretheoretic concept of synonymy by clear and respectable means. Quine thereby identified a problem which he himself did not think had any solution, and so far he has not been proven wrong. Some difficulties for providing a solution are discussed in this paper.
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  22. Small Verbs, Complex Events: Analyticity Without Synonymy.Paul M. Pietroski - 2003 - In Louise M. Antony (ed.), Chomsky and His Critics. Malden Ma: Blackwell. pp. 179--214.
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  23. Prototype Effects in Discourse and the Synonymy Issue: Two Lakota Postpositions.Regina Pustet - 2003 - Cognitive Linguistics 14 (4).
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  24. Analyticity Without Synonymy in Simple Comparative Logic.Theodore J. Everett - 2002 - Synthese 130 (2):303 - 315.
    In this paper I provide some formal schemas for the analysis of vague predicates in terms of a set of semantic relations other than classical synonymy, including weak synonymy (as between "large" and "huge"), antonymy (as between "large" and "small"), relativity (as between "large" and "large for a dog"), and a kind of supervenience (as between "large" and "wide" or "long"). All of these relations are representable in the simple comparative logic CL, in accordance with the basic formula: the more (...)
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  25. A Quinean Definition of Synonymy.Peter Pagin - 2001 - Erkenntnis 55 (1):7-32.
    The main purpose of this paper is to propose and defend anew definition of synonymy. Roughly (and slightly misleadingly), theidea is that two expressions are synonymous iff intersubstitutions insentences preserve the degree of doxastic revisability. In Section 1 Iargue that Quine''s attacks on analyticity leave room for such adefinition. The definition is presented in Section 2, and Section 3elaborates on the concept of revisability. The definition is defendedin Sections 4 and 5. It is, inter alia, shown that the definition hasdesired (...)
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  26. Analysis, Synonymy, and Sense.Mark Richard - 2001 - In C. Anthony Anderson & Michael Zelëny (eds.), Logic, Meaning and Computation: Essays in Memory of Alonzo Church. Springer. pp. 545-571.
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  27. Analyticity and Katz’s New Intensionalism: Or, If You Sever Sense From Reference, Analyticity is Cheap but Useless.Jonathan Cohen - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):115.
    In the new metalanguage of semantics, it is possible to make statements about the relation of designation and about truth.... To me the usefulness of semantics for philosophy was so obvious that I believed no further arguments were required and it was sucient to list a great number of customary concepts of a semantical nature.
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  28. Prolog for Automatic Processing of Synonymy.Santiago Lanza - 2000 - Logica Trianguli 4:25-39.
    In this work we propose a Prolog program that analyses the degree of synonymy of two words in a dictionary of synonyms, and their behaviour when they are substituted in a sentence.
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  29. The Synonymy Antinomy.Roger Wertheimer - 2000 - In A. Kanamori (ed.), The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. Philosophy Document Center. pp. 67-88.
    Resolution of Frege's Puzzle by denying that synonym substitution in logical truths preserves sentence sense and explaining how logical form has semantic import. Intensional context substitutions needn't preserve truth, because intercepting doesn't preserve sentence meaning. Intercepting is nonuniformly substituting a pivotal term in syntactically secured truth. Logical sentences and their synonym interceptions share factual content. Semantic content is factual content in synthetic predications, but not logical sentences and interceptions. Putnam's Postulate entails interception nonsynonymy. Syntax and vocabulary explain only the factual (...)
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  30. The Synonymy Antinomy.Roger Wertheimer - 2000 - In Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Vol VI: Analytic Philosophy & Logic. Philosophy Document Center. pp. 67-88.
    Logical form has semantic import. Logical sentences (GG: Greeks are Greeks) and their synonym interceptions (GH: Greeks are Hellenes) state the same fact but different truths with different explanations. Terms retain objectual reference but its role in explaining truth is preempted by syntax or synonymy. Church’s Test exposes puzzles. QMi sentences (GmG: ‘Greeks’ means Greeks), and QTi sentences (p≡it is true that p≡“p” is true) are metalogical necessities, true by syntax. Their interceptions alter syntax and modality, yielding contingent truths (GmH: (...)
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  31. Is There Synonymy in Ockham's Mental Language.David J. Chalmers - 1999 - In P. V. Spade (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ockham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 76.
    William of Ockham's semantic theory was founded on the idea that thought takes place in a language not unlike the languages in which spoken and written communication occur. This mental language was held to have a number of features in common with everyday languages. For example, mental language has simple terms, not unlike words, out of which complex expressions can be constructed. As with words, each of these terms has some meaning, or signification; in fact Ockham held that the signification (...)
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  32. How Mathematics Isn’T Logic.Roger Wertheimer - 1999 - Ratio 12 (3):279–295.
    If logical truth is necessitated by sheer syntax, mathematics is categorially unlike logic even if all mathematics derives from definitions and logical principles. This contrast gets obscured by the plausibility of the Synonym Substitution Principle implicit in conceptions of analyticity: synonym substitution cannot alter sentence sense. The Principle obviously fails with intercepting: nonuniform term substitution in logical sentences. 'Televisions are televisions' and 'TVs are televisions' neither sound alike nor are used interchangeably. Interception synonymy gets assumed because logical sentences and their (...)
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  33. Does the Quine/Duhem Thesis Prevent Us From Defining Analyticity?Olaf Mueller - 1998 - Erkenntnis 48 (1):85-104.
    Quine claims that holism (i.e., the Quine-Duhem thesis) prevents us from defining synonymy and analyticity (section 2). In Word and Object, he dismisses a notion of synonymy which works well even if holism is true. The notion goes back to a proposal from Grice and Strawson and runs thus: R and S are synonymous iff for all sentences T we have that the logical conjunction of R and T is stimulus-synonymous to that of S and T. Whereas Grice and Strawson (...)
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  34. Synonymy and Analyticity.H. G. Callaway - 1996 - In Gerhardus D. Et al (ed.), Sprachphilosophie, Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung. De Gruyter.
    This article is an invited overview of contemporary issues connected with meaning and the analytic-synthetic distinction.
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  35. The Paradoxes of Analysis and Synonymy.S. D. Rieber - 1994 - Erkenntnis 41 (1):103 - 116.
    The very idea of informative analysis gives rise to a well-known paradox. Yet a parallel puzzle, herein called the paradox of synonymy, arises for statements which do not express analyses. The paradox of synonymy has a straightforward metalinguistic solution: certain words are referring to themselves. Likewise, the paradox of analysis can be solved by recognizing that certain expressions in an analysis statement are referring to their own semantic structures.
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  36. Syntactic Features and Synonymy Relations: A Unified Treatment of Some Proofs of the Compactness and Interpolation Theorems.George E. Weaver - 1994 - Studia Logica 53 (2):325 - 342.
    This paper introduces the notion of syntactic feature to provide a unified treatment of earlier model theoretic proofs of both the compactness and interpolation theorems for a variety of two valued logics including sentential logic, first order logic, and a family of modal sentential logic includingM,B,S 4 andS 5. The compactness papers focused on providing a proof of the consequence formulation which exhibited the appropriate finite subset. A unified presentation of these proofs is given by isolating their essential feature and (...)
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  37. Synonymy Without Analyticity.Roger Wertheimer - 1994 - International Philosophical Preprint Exchange.
    Analyticity is a bogus explanatory concept, and is so even granting genuine synonomy. Definitions can't explain the truth of a statement, let alone its necessity and/or our a priori knowledge of it. The illusion of an explanation is revealed by exposing diverse confusions: e.g., between nominal, conceptual and real definitions, and correspondingly between notational, conceptual, and objectual readings of alleged analytic truths, and between speaking a language and operating a calculus. The putative explananda of analyticity are (alleged) truths about essential (...)
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  38. Context for Meaning and Analysis: A Critical Study in the Philosophy of Language.H. G. Callaway - 1993 - Rodopi.
    This book provides a concise overview, with excellent historical and systematic coverage, of the problems of the philosophy of language in the analytic tradition. Howard Callaway explains and explores the relation of language to the philosophy of mind and culture, to the theory of knowledge, and to ontology. He places the question of linguistic meaning at the center of his investigations. The teachings of authors who have become classics in the field, including Frege, Russell, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, and Putnam are (...)
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  39. Saving the Meaning: The Cipher Theory of Synonymy and the Problems of Cross-Cultural Translation.James Leonard Platt - 1991 - Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
    In recent years two opinions have been commonplace in analytic philosophy. One is that the problem of synonymy in the philosophy of language may well be intractable--at least, it has resisted the best efforts to solve it. Another is that the problem of synonymy is an important one, since the clarification of other problems depend on a satisfactory solution to the problem. Without such a solution, we must, for instance, do without a fully satisfying account of how thoughts and ideas (...)
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  40. Self-Predication and Synonymy.Allan Silverman - 1990 - Ancient Philosophy 10 (2):193-202.
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  41. On Synonymy and Ontic Modalities.Andrzej Zabludowski - 1989 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):199-205.
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  42. Synonymy in Sentential Languages: A Pragmatic View.Marek Tokarz - 1988 - Studia Logica 47 (2):93 - 97.
    In this note two notions of meaning are considered and accordingly two versions of synonymy are defined, weaker and stronger ones. A new semantic device is introduced: a matrix is said to be pragmatic iff its algebra is in fact an algebra of meanings in the stronger sense. The new semantics is proved to be universal enough (Theorem 1), and it turns out to be in some sense a generalization of Wójcicki's referential semantics (Theorem 3).
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  43. Synonymy and the Nonindividualistic Model of the Mental.Joseph Owens - 1986 - Synthese 66 (3):361 - 382.
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  44. A Fragment Of Aristotle's Poetics From Porphyry, Concerning Synonymy.R. Janko - 1982 - Classical Quarterly 32 (02):323-.
    An important fragment of the lost portion of Aristotle's Poetics is the definition of synonyms preserved by Simplicius, which corresponds to Aristotle's own citation of the Poetics for synonyms in the Rhetoric, 3. 2.1404b 37 ff. I shall argue elsewhere that this derives from a discussion of the sources of verbal humour in the lost account of comedy and humour. Here it is my aim to show that Simplicius definitely derived the quotation from Porphyry, which pushes back the attestation of (...)
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  45. Space-Time and Synonymy.Peter Spirtes & Clark Glymour - 1982 - Philosophy of Science 49 (3):463-477.
    In "The Epistemology of Geometry" Glymour proposed a necessary structural condition for the synonymy of two space-time theories. David Zaret has recently challenged this proposal, by arguing that Newtonian gravitational theory with a flat, non-dynamic connection (FNGT) is intuitively synonymous with versions of the theory using a curved dynamical connection (CNGT), even though these two theories fail to satisfy Glymour's proposed necessary condition for synonymy. Zaret allowed that if FNGT and CNGT were not equally well (bootstrap) tested by the relevant (...)
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  46. Synonyms and the Objects of Belief.John L. Tienson - 1982 - Philosophical Studies 42 (3):297 - 313.
  47. Scientific Reduction and the Synonymy Principle of Property Identity.Michael Tye - 1981 - Philosophical Studies 40 (2):177 - 185.
  48. Synonymy and Equivocation in Ockham's Mental Language.Paul Vincent Spade - 1980 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 18 (1):9-22.
    A textual and philosophical study of the claim that according to ockham there is no synonymy or equivocation in mental language. It is argued that ockham is committed to both claims, Either explicitly or in virtue of other features of his doctrine. Nevertheless, Both claims lead to difficulties for ockham's theory.
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  49. Synonymy and Anomaly.Richard P. Honeck & Robert R. Hoffman - 1979 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 14 (1):37-40.
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  50. Antonyms and Negations. A Three-Valued Sentential Calculus with Two Negations.Olgierd A. Wojtasiewicz - 1979 - Studia Semiotyczne 9:99-103.
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