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Ockham's conception of logic as a rational science. An inferentialist interpretation

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This thesis is a detailed examination of the logico-semantic system propounded by the English philosopher and theologian William of Ockham (c.1287 – c.1347). It provides a reinterpretation of Ockham's account of mental content and mental-language semantics, as well as of his theory of consequential goodness. It does so from the standpoint of an inferentialist theory of meaning, in rejection of previous attempts made from the standpoint of internalist and externalist theories of menta...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Philosophy Faculty
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Vaughan, N
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-06-04

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