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Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Game-Theoretical Semantics

Essays on Semantics by Hintikka, Carlson, Peacocke, Rantala and Saarinen

Editors: Saarinen, Esa (Ed.)

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This book is a collection of studies applying game-theoretical concepts and ideas to analysing the semantics of natural language and some formal languages. The bulk of the book consists of several papers by Hintikka, Carlson and Saarinen and discusses several of the central problems of the semantics of natural language.

The topics covered are the semantics of natural language quantifiers, conditionals, pronouns and anaphora more generally. Hintikka’s famous essay presenting examples of "branching quantifier structures" in English, as well as one formulating his "any-every thesis", are included. The book also includes Hintikka’s closely argued philosophical discussion of the relationships between the new semantical games with the language games of Wittgenstein. Other papers apply the game-theoretical approach to formal languages including tense logics and tense anaphora (Saarinen), deontic logic and Ross’ paradox (Hintikka), and usual predicate logic (Rantala). The latter amounts to an explication of the "impossible possible" worlds as is shown in Hintikka’s concluding paper.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Game-Theoretical Semantics
Book Subtitle
Essays on Semantics by Hintikka, Carlson, Peacocke, Rantala and Saarinen
Editors
  • Esa Saarinen
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4108-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4108-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0918-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3262-2
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 394
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