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Contemporary accounts of linguistic content usually do not take account
of the relevance that the speaker intention (as well as other related psychological
elements) has in the determination of the content of the sentences uttered in our
ordinary life. This has as a consequence a psychological...
This paper adopts an autobiographical tone to review the linguistic
turn and its demise at the hands Richard Rorty. Rorty, along with Continental philosophers
like Lyotard rescued us from a philosophical delusion that we might
achieve a neutral analysis resulting in linguistic and conceptual...
Personal indexicals are often taken to refer to the agent of an expression’s
context, but deviant uses (e.g. ‘I’m parked out back’) complicate matters.
I argue that personal indexicals refer to the extended self of the agent, where the
extended self is a mereological chimera incorporating...
Socrates is famous in Apology for stating that the unexamined life is
not worth living, but it is argued that this statement is not deserving of its reverence.
It is more likely Socrates’ comment, rather than Plato’s, because it is not mentioned
in other dialogues. The paper’s contention is that...
The main idea of the article is to give a reductive explanation of the
concept of necessity. It is done with the concepts of truth, law and entailment. I
claim that the sentence “It is necessary that P” means that (1) There is a set of truths
and (2) There is a set of laws such that (3) P is...
In the epistemological field, the issue of scientific progress has been
deeply investigated by some illustrious philosophers of science like Thomas Kuhn,
Karl R. Popper, Paul K. Feyerabend and so on, but they disregarded the fact that all
scientific theories are idealizations of reality. Because...
In this essay, written for educators who might be unfamiliar with the
more technical aspects of “existential-phenomenological” philosophy, I focus on
diverse and alternative forms of meaning arising from the lived experience of educators
and students in the process of learning, in order to...
My paper contributes to the literature by providing evidence on cognitive
maturity and the associated enhanced capacity for explicit L2 learning, the
development of language learning aptitude and metalinguistic awareness, the metalinguistic
awareness gained by learning a second language, and the...
The theory that I shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis
on the translation fallout of crowdsourcing, the emergence of new forms of
translation production/reception, the impacts of digital technology on translation
practice, and the work of translation in the age of digital...
The main objective of this paper is to explore and describe the quality
and reliability of the scientific literature, the importance of validation in online
publishing, the publication of unworthy scientific research, and the dissemination of
scholarly knowledge. I am specifically interested in...
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