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The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity

Perspectives from Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic

Editors: Ciecierski, Tadeusz, Grabarczyk, Paweł (Eds.)

  • Discusses a hotly-debated topic in the philosophy of language from a very broad perspective
  • Offers contributions written by leading researchers from different disciplines: philosophy, linguistics and logic
  • Combines different approaches to context into a unified narrative 
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This volume addresses foundational issues of context-dependence and indexicality, which are at the center of the current debate within the philosophy of language. Topics include the scope of context-dependency, the nature of content and the character of input data of cognitive processes relevant for the interpretation of utterances.  There's also coverage of the role of beliefs and intentions as contextual factors, as well as the validity of arguments in context-sensitive languages.

The contributions consider foundational issues regarding context-sensitivity from three different, yet related, perspectives on the phenomenon of context-dependence: representational, structural, and functional. The contributors not only address the representational, structural and/or functional problems separately but also study their mutual connections, thus furthering the debate and bringing competing approaches closer to unification and consensus. This text appeals to students and researchers within the field.

This is a very useful collection of essays devoted to the roles of context in the study of language. Its essays provide a useful overview of the current debates on this topic, and they put forth novel contributions that will undoubtedly be of relevance for the development of all areas in philosophy and linguistics interested in the notion of context.

Stefano Predelli

Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK


About the authors

Tadeusz Ciecierski is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. He is the President of the Polish Semiotic Society.
Paweł Grabarczyk is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Lodz. He is the Editor-in-Chief of HYBRIS, The Internet Philosophical Magazine and is affiliated with the Centre for Philosophical Research.

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-34484-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Architecture of Context and Context-Sensitivity
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic
Editors
  • Tadeusz Ciecierski
  • Paweł Grabarczyk
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
103
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34485-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34485-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34484-9
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 310
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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