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Sentence realization again: reply to Rey

Barber, Alex (2008). Sentence realization again: reply to Rey. Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 8(23) pp. 233–240.

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Against criticism from Georges Rey I defend both my earlier account of sentence realization and my objection to his own ‘folie-à-deux’ account. The latter has two components, one sceptical (sentences and other standard linguistic entities are rarely if ever realized [‘produced’, ‘tokened’, ‘uttered’]) and the other optimistic (this is a benign outcome since communication is unaffected by our being mistaken in assuming that they are realized). Both components are flawed, notwithstanding Rey’s defence. My non-sceptical account of sentence realization avoids the difficulties his faces, as well as those he raises for it.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 KruZak
ISSN: 1333-1108
Extra Information: This item replies to some criticisms of Barber, A. (2006) ‘Testimony and illusion’, Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 6(18): 401-29, found in Rey, G. 'In defense of folieism', Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 8(23): 177-202.
Keywords: sentence realization; SLEs; philosophy of linguistics; folieism; no false lemmas
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
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Item ID: 27017
Depositing User: Alexander Barber
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 14:11
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 06:34
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