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Ideas of Alexander Miller, by Text

[British, fl. 1998, Taught at Birmingham University, then at Macquarie University, Sydney.]

1998 Philosophy of Language
2.1.1 p.24 If the only property of a name was its reference, we couldn't explain bearerless names
4.2 p.115 'Jones is a married bachelor' does not have the logical form of a contradiction
4.7 p.132 Constitutive scepticism is about facts, and epistemological scepticism about our ability to know them
5.3 p.166 If truth is deflationary, sentence truth-conditions just need good declarative syntax
6.1 p.178 Explain meaning by propositional attitudes, or vice versa, or together?
6.2 p.181 Dispositions say what we will do, not what we ought to do, so can't explain normativity
8.7 p.271 The principle of charity is holistic, saying we must hold most of someone's system of beliefs to be true
8.7 p.271 Maybe we should interpret speakers as intelligible, rather than speaking truth
9.2 p.281 The Frege-Geach problem is that I can discuss the wrongness of murder without disapproval