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Legal Disagreements and Theories of Reference
According to Hartian positivists, law is a conventional practice that requires a convergence that includes not only the regularity of behavior but also of certain beliefs and attitudes. It is easy toExpand
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Tolerance, flexibility and the application of kind terms
We explore two ways of distinguishing the semantic operation of kind terms. Expand
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On whales and fish. Two models of interpretation
ABSTRACT We discuss the 1818 case in which the jury sided with inspector J. Maurice, who had demanded payment for inspecting casks of whale oil. The verdict is arguably incorrect: as several expertsExpand
Conventionalism and the Causal Theory of Reference
An intuitive view of language is frequently assumed: words are related by competent speakers to descriptions that determine reference. Such a view is generally understood as convention-based in theExpand