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  1. Knowledge of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantic Theory.Richard K. Larson & Gabriel M. A. Segal - 1995 - MIT Press.
    Current textbooks in formal semantics are all versions of, or introductions to, the same paradigm in semantic theory: Montague Grammar. Knowledge of Meaning is based on different assumptions and a different history. It provides the only introduction to truth- theoretic semantics for natural languages, fully integrating semantic theory into the modern Chomskyan program in linguistic theory and connecting linguistic semantics to research elsewhere in cognitive psychology and philosophy. As such, it better fits into a modern graduate or undergraduate program in (...)
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  2. A Slim Book About Narrow Content.Gabriel Segal - 2000 - MIT Press.
    The book, written in a clear, engaging style, contains four chapters.
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  3. Knowledge of Meaning.Richard Larson & Gabriel Segal - 2000 - Mind 109 (436):960-964.
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  4. Indexical Predicates.Daniel Rothschild & Gabriel Segal - 2009 - Mind and Language 24 (4):467-493.
    We discuss the challenge to truth-conditional semantics presented by apparent shifts in extension of predicates such as ‘red’. We propose an explicit indexical semantics for ‘red’ and argue that our account is preferable to the alternatives on conceptual and empirical grounds.
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  5. Seeing What is not There.Gabriel Segal - 1989 - Philosophical Review 98 (2):189.
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    Belief in Psychology: a Study in the Ontology of Mind.Gabriel Segal & Jay L. Garfield - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (3):463.
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    Knowledge of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantic Theory.Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Richard Larson & Gabriel Segal - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (1):122.
    To the best of my knowledge, no one in recent decades has written a book of this magnitude about the semantics of natural language. Certainly, nothing available today matches this volume in depth, precision, and coherence. The authors present classical and recent results of linguistic semantics within the framework of interpretative T-theories and defend the philosophical foundations of their approach by showing how it fits into the larger enterprise of cognitive linguistics. The book also includes an array of excellent exercises (...)
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  8. A Slim Book about Narrow Content.Gabriel Segal - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (209):657-660.
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    Hope as a Primitive Mental State.Gabriel Segal & Mark Textor - 2015 - Ratio 28 (2):207-222.
    We criticize attempts to define hope in terms of other psychological states and argue that hope is a primitive mental state whose nature can be illuminated by specifying key aspects of its functional profile.
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  10. The causal efficacy of content.Gabriel Segal & Elliott Sober - 1991 - Philosophical Studies 63 (July):1-30.
    Several philosophers have argued recently that semantic properties do play a causal role. 1 It is our view that none of these arguments are satisfactory. Our aim is to reveal some of the deficiencies of these arguments, and to reassess the question in our own way. In section 1, we shall explain in more detail what is involved in the pretheoretical idea of a causally efficacious property and so provide a fuller sense of the issue. In section 2 we shall (...)
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  11. On a unitary semantical analysis for definite and indefinite descriptions.Peter Ludlow & Gabriel Segal - 2004 - In Marga Reimer & Anne Bezuidenhout (eds.), Descriptions and beyond. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 420-437.
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    Interpreting Davidson.Petr Kot̓átko, Peter Pagin & Gabriel Segal (eds.) - 2001 - Center for the Study of Language and Inf.
    Donald Davidson is, arguably, the most important philosopher of mind and language in recent decades. His articulation of the position he called "anomalous monism" and his ideas for unifying the general theory of linguistic meaning with semantics for natural language both set new agendas in the field. _Interpreting Davidson_ collects original essays on his work by some of his leading contemporaries, with Davidson himself contributing a reply to each and an original paper of his own.
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  13. The return of the individual.Gabriel Segal - 1989 - Mind 98 (January):39-57.
  14. Two theories of names.Gabriel Segal - 2001 - Mind and Language 16 (5):547–563.
    Two semantic theories of proper names are explained and assessed. The theories are Burge’s treatment of proper names as complex demonstratives and Larson and Segal’s quasi-descriptivist account of names. The two theories are evaluated for empirical plausibility. Data from deficits, processing models, developmental studies and syntax are all discussed. It is concluded that neither theory is fully confirmed or refuted by the data, but that Larson and Segal’s theory has more empirical plausibility.
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  15. Defence of a reasonable individualism.Gabriel Segal - 1991 - Mind 100 (399):485-94.
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    Defence of a Reasonable Individualism.Gabriel Segal - 1991 - Mind 100 (4):485-494.
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    Two Theories of Names.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2002 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 51:75-93.
    The aim of this paper is to assess the relative merits of two accounts of the semantics of proper names. The enterprise is of particular interest because the theories are very similar in fundamental respects. In particular, they can agree on three major features of names: names are rigid designators; different co-extensive names can have different cognitive significance; empty proper names can be meaningful. Neither theory by itself offers complete explanations of all three features. But each theory is consistent with (...)
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  18. The Causal Inefficacy of Content.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2009 - Mind and Language 24 (1):80-102.
    The paper begins with the assumption that psychological event tokens are identical to or constituted from physical events. It then articulates a familiar apparent problem concerning the causal role of psychological properties. If they do not reduce to physical properties, then either they must be epiphenomenal or any effects they cause must also be caused by physical properties, and hence be overdetermined. It then argues that both epiphenomenalism and over‐determinationism are prima facie perfectly reasonable and relatively unproblematic views. The paper (...)
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  19. A preference for sense and reference.Gabriel Segal - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):73-89.
    The topic of this paper is the semantic structure of belief reports of the form 'a believes that p'. it is argued that no existing theory of these sentences satisfactorily accounts for anaphoric relations linking expressions within the embedded complement sentence to expressions outside. a new account of belief reports is proposed which assigns to embedded expressions their normal semantic values but which also exploits frege's idea of using senses to explain the apparent failures of extensionality in the reports.
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    Priorities in the Philosophy of Thought.James Higginbotham & Gabriel Segal - 1994 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 68 (1):85 - 130.
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  21. A Preference for Sense and Reference.Gabriel Segal - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):73-89.
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    Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the Relationship.Nick Heather & Gabriel Segal (eds.) - 2016 - Oxford University Press.
    Views on addiction are often polarised - either addiction is a matter of choice, or addicts simply can't help themselves. But perhaps addiction falls between the two? This book contains views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, and the law exploring this middle ground between free choice and no choice.
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    The Causal Inefficacy of Content.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2009 - Mind and Language 24 (1):80-102.
    The paper begins with the assumption that psychological event tokens are identical to or constituted from physical events. It then articulates a familiar apparent problem concerning the causal role of psychological properties. If they do not reduce to physical properties, then either they must be epiphenomenal or any effects they cause must also be caused by physical properties, and hence be overdetermined. It then argues that both epiphenomenalism and over‐determinationism are prima facie perfectly reasonable and relatively unproblematic views. The paper (...)
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    Poverty of stimulus arguments concerning language and folk psychology.Gabriel Segal - unknown
    This paper is principally devoted to comparing and contrasting poverty of stimulus arguments for innate cognitive apparatus in relation to language and in relation to folk psychology. These days one is no longer allowed to use the term ‘innate’ without saying what one means by it. So I will begin by saying what I mean by ‘innate’. Sections 2 and 3 will discuss language and theory of mind, respectively. Along the way, I will also briefly discuss other arguments for innate (...)
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    Representing representations.Gabriel Segal - 1998 - In P. Carruthers & J. Boucher (eds.), Language and Thought: Interdisciplinary Themes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 146--161.
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    Five Flies in the Ointment: Some Challenges for Traditional Semantic Theory.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2012 - In Richard Schantz (ed.), Prospects for Meaning. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 287-308.
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    Alcoholism, Disease, and Insanity.Gabriel Segal - 2013 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (4):297-315.
    It is argued that alcoholism, and substance addiction generally, is a disease. It is not of its nature chronic or progressive, although it is in serious cases. It is better viewed as a psychological disease than a neurological one. It is argued that each time an alcoholic takes a drink, this is the result of choice; however, in cases of serious affliction, such choices are compulsive and may be called 'involuntary' in that they are made against the subject's will, motivated (...)
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    A Slim Book on Narrow Content.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 1999 - MIT Press.
    A good understanding of the nature of a property requires knowing whether that property is relational or intrinsic. Gabriel Segal's concern is whether certain psychological properties—specifically, those that make up what might be called the "cognitive content" of psychological states—are relational or intrinsic. He claims that content supervenes on microstructure, that is, if two beings are identical with respect to their microstructural properties, then they must be identical with respect to their cognitive contents. Segal's thesis, a version of internalism, is (...)
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  29. Intentionality.Gabriel Segal - 2005 - In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    On Saying ð∂†1.Gabriel Segal & Margaret Speas - 2007 - Mind and Language 1 (2):124-132.
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    Truth and Meaning.Gabriel Segal - 2006 - In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook to the Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press.
    This article says something about previous work related to truth and meaning, goes on to discuss Davidson and related papers of his, and then discusses some issues arising. It begins with the work of Gottlob Frege. Much work in the twentieth century developed Frege's ideas. A great deal of that work continued with the assumption that semantics is fundamentally concerned with the assignments of entities to expressions. So, for example, those who tried to develop a formal account of sense did (...)
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  32. Truth and Meaning.Gabriel Segal - 2006 - In Ernest Lepore & Barry C. Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press.
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  33. Ignorance of meaning.Gabriel Segal - 2003 - In Alex Barber (ed.), Epistemology of language. Oxford University Press.
     
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  34. The philosophy of psychology.Ned Block & Gabriel Segal - 1998 - In Philosophy 2: Further Through the Subject. New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Content and Computation: Chasing the Arrows A Critical Notice of Jerry Fodor's The Elm and the Expert.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (3-4):490–501.
  36. Philosophy 2: Further Through the Subject.Ned Block & Gabriel Segal - 1998 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  37. Truth and.Gabriel Segal - 2006 - In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. pp. 189.
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  38. Keep making sense.Gabriel Segal - 2009 - Synthese 170 (2):275-287.
    In a number works Jerry Fodor has defended a reductive, causal and referential theory of cognitive content. I argue against this, defending a quasi-Fregean notion of cognitive content, and arguing also that the cognitive content of non-singular concepts is narrow, rather than wide.
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    Content and Computation: Chasing the Arrows A Critical Notice of Jerry Fodor's The Elm and the Expert.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (3-4):490-501.
  40. Reference, causal powers, externalist intuitions, and unicorns.Gabriel Segal - 2004 - In Richard Schantz (ed.), The Externalist Challenge. De Gruyter. pp. 329.
    In this chapter, I will compare and contrast singular concepts with what I call.
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  41. Cognitive content and propositional attitude attributions.Gabriel Segal - 2006 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Jonathan D. Cohen (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Mind. Blackwell.
    Tyler Burge (Burge (1979)) has developed a very influential line of anti-individualistic thought. He argued that the cognitive content of a person.
     
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  42. The Segal Discussion.Donald Davidson & Gabriel Segal - 1997 - Philosophy International.
     
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  43. O jednorodnej analizie semantycznej deskrypcji określonych i nieokreślonych (tłum. Filip Kawczyński).Peter Ludlow & Gabriel Segal - 2010 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 75.
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  44. Content and causation.Gabriel Segal -
    Allow me to recapitulate some territory that will be familiar to most readers. Here is how the problem of mental causation has typically been set up since shortly after the onset of non-reductive physicalism. It is now widely assumed that the realm of the physical is causally closed: every physical event has a complete physical cause, a cause that is sufficient for the event’s occurrence. This apparently leaves us with a limited number of options concerning psychological causation, none of which (...)
     
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  45. Cognitive Content and Propositional Attitude Ascriptions.Gabriel Segal - unknown
     
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    Commentary on" Encoding of Meaning".Gabriel Segal - 1997 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 4 (4):269-272.
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    Commentary on Hanna Pickard, “The Purpose in Chronic Addiction”.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 3 (2):63-64.
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    Common Sense, Science, and ‘Spirituality’.Gabriel M. A. Segal - 2013 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (4):325-328.
  49. Flies 07.Gabriel Segal - manuscript
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    Four arguments for the indeterminacy of translation.Gabriel Segal - 2000 - In A. Orenstein & Petr Kotatko (eds.), Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine. Kluwer Academic Print on Demand. pp. 131--139.
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