Lecture 1 Notes: Conformation in Behavior
Looking at foundational theories of meaningtheories of how meaning emerges out of lower
level phenomena. For Grice, the phenomena are individual intentions. For Lewis, they're social
[N]o one is able
Lecture 5 Notes: Biological Purposing
Projective aspect: My prior grasp of green is supposed to dictate which of infinitely
many objects the word applies to today. Does it, though? I also applied green to
grue things. Normative aspect: My prior grasp of g
Lecture 2 Notes: Referentials
Types vs tokens. A sentence-type is context-sensitive iff not all tokens of it express the
same proposition. Sentence tokens go roughly with utterances. So another way to put it is,
not all utterances of a given sentence-type
Lecture 4 Notes: Advanced Mathematical Computation
Three paradoxes of extrapolation.
Hume: Why should the future resemble the past? Why should the green-emerald
pattern continue? Goodman: Why should it be the green-resemblance we expect to
carry over, not
Lecture 3 Notes: Whole Matrix Theory
Frege puzzles with indexicals. "I believe he is making a mess." True. "I believe I am making a
mess." False (initially). What do I learn when I learn that he is me, or that I am the one making
a mess? Or consider the p
Lecture 9 Notes: Case Studies
Semantic Ockhams Razor: Dont multiply senses beyond necessity.
He ran to the edge and jumped. He jumped and ran to the edge.
Bobs in his office or in an opium den.
If today is Thursday, then I will be rich tomo
Lecture 10 Notes: Theory of Meaning
The Fido-Fido theory of meaning. A word means the thing it stands for. Is this right?
Incomplete sentences have meanings too.
o Sentences are not just lists of names; they are true/false, lists arent.
o Brutus killed C