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Wittgenstein and semantic presuppositions generated by definite descriptions in subject-position
The purpose of this work is to characterize the problem of semantic presuppositions generated by definite descriptions in subject-position in the light of a reassessment of the semantic framework of the Russell/ Strawson ...
Phenomenology and Deconstruction
This thesis examines the nature of the supplementary relationship between Husserlian phenomenology and deconstruction. Chapter 1 gives an account of the strategies and aims of deconstruction, determining these to be an ...
Using intonation to constrain language models in speech recognition.
(International Speech Communication Association, 1997)
This paper describes a method for using intonation to reduce word error rate in a speech recognition system designed to recognise spontaneous dialogue speech. We use a form of dialogue analysis based on the theory of ...
(John Benjamins Publishing, 1997)
The paper has a negative and a positive side. The negative side argues that neither the classical notions of narrow nor wide content are suitable for the purposes of psychological explanation. The positive side shows how ...
Embodiment and the Philosophy of Mind
(Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Cognitive Science is in some sense the science of the mind. But an increasingly influential theme, in recent years, has been the role of the physical body, and of the local environment, in promoting adaptive success. No ...
Where Brain, Body and World Collide
(MIT Press, 1998)
The brain fascinates because it is the biological organ of mindfulness itself. It is the inner engine that drives intelligent behavior. Such a depiction provides a worthy antidote to the once-popular vision of the mind as ...
I am John's Brain
The brain and its "agent" debate the provenance of thoughts in the charming language of an old Readers Digest article.
Naturalism and Causal Explanation
(Communication and Cognition, Ghent, 1999)
Semantic properties are not commonly held to be part of the basic ontological furniture of the world. Consequently, we confront a problem: how to 'naturalize' semantics so as to reveal these properties in their true ...
Doing Without Representing?
Connectionism and classicism, it appears, have at least this much in common: both place some notion of internal representation at the heart of a scientific study of mind. In recent years, however, a much more radical view ...
Blackburn's Ruling Passions: A Partial Reply
(University of Durham Department of Philosophy, 1998)
Ruling Passions is Simon Blackburn’s latest attempt to defend a theory of practical reason which he calls “expressivism”.2 In the first three chapters Blackburn outlines an account of how we should understand statements ...