Situations and Attitudes.

  title={Situations and Attitudes.},
  author={Nino B. Cocchiarella and Jon Barwise and John Perry},
  journal={Journal of Symbolic Logic},
In this provocative book, Barwise and Perry tackle the slippery subject of "meaning, " a subject that has long vexed linguists, language philosophers, and logicians. 

Logicism and meaning : the case against (draft)

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Cresswell’s Theory of Structured Meanings

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Seeing through opacity : a defense of the Russellian view of propositional attitudes

Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1994.

The RealIty of Tense

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Incomplete Descriptions and Sloppy Identity

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Relevance and Conjunction

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Demonstratives as individual concepts

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A Prolegomenon to Situation Semantics

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Genetic NPs and Habitual VPs

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Radical Semantics: A New Theory of Meaning

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