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Oratio Obliqua, Oratio Recta: An Essay on Metarepresentation (Representation and Mind)

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Among the entities that can be mentally or linguistically represented are mental and linguistic representations themselves. That is, we can think and talk about speech and thought. This phenomenon is known as metarepresentation. An example is "Authors believe that people read books."

In this book François Recanati discusses the structure of metarepresentation from a variety of perspectives. According to him, metarepresentations have a dual structure: their content includes the content of the object-representation (people reading books) as well as the "meta" part (the authors' belief). Rejecting the view that the object representation is mentioned rather than used, Recanati claims that since metarepresentations carry the content of the object representation, they must be about whatever the object representation is about. Metarepresentations are fundamentally transparent because they work by simulating the representation they are about.

Topics covered in this wide-ranging work include the analysis of belief reports and talk about fiction, world shifting, opacity and substitutivity, quotation, the relation between direct and indirect discourse, context shifting, semantic pretense, and deference in language and thought.

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Mental and linguistic representations can be represented themselves, meaning that we can think and talk about speech and thought. This book discusses the structure of this phenomenon, known as metarepresentation, from a variety of perspectives.

Synopsis:

Topics covered in this wide-ranging work include the analysis of belief reports and talk about fiction, world shifting, opacity and substitutivity, quotation, the relation between direct and indirect discourse, context shifting, semantic pretense, and deference in language and thought.

Synopsis:

Among the entities that can be mentally or linguistically represented are mental and linguistic representations themselves. That is, we can think and talk about speech and thought. This phenomenon is known as metarepresentation. An example is Authors believe that people read books.

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ISBN:
9780262681162
Subtitle:
An Essay on Metarepresentation
Author:
Recanati, Francois
Author:
Recanati, Fran
Author:
ois
Author:
Recanati, Franaois
Author:
Recanati, Franois
Publisher:
A Bradford Book
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Psycholinguistics
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Semantics -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Representation and Mind series Oratio Obliqua, Oratio Recta
Publication Date:
20000828
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Mental and linguistic representations can be represented themselves, meaning that we can think and talk about speech and thought. This book discusses the structure of this phenomenon, known as metarepresentation, from a variety of perspectives.
"Synopsis" by , Topics covered in this wide-ranging work include the analysis of belief reports and talk about fiction, world shifting, opacity and substitutivity, quotation, the relation between direct and indirect discourse, context shifting, semantic pretense, and deference in language and thought.
"Synopsis" by , Among the entities that can be mentally or linguistically represented are mental and linguistic representations themselves. That is, we can think and talk about speech and thought. This phenomenon is known as metarepresentation. An example is Authors believe that people read books.
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