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Band 559:
Meier, Cécile / Huitink, Janneke (Hrsg.): Subjective Meaning. Alternatives to Relativism. IX/250 S. - Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter, 2016.
ISBN: 978-3-11-037472-8

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This volume contributes to the debate on relativism vs. contextualism. It comprises a collection of papers that take the problem of “faultless disagreement” as their starting point. The contributors all criticize the relativist view that the variability in subjective judgments necessitates the variability of the notion of truth dependent on a judge or assessor. They investigate the problem of faultless disagreement by investigating differences and similarities between subjective judgments with epistemic modals on the one hand and predicates of personal taste on the other. Importantly, they also draw on data beyond taste and knowledge, including data from language acquisition. The theoretical analyses are quite diverse. But all proposals are compatible with the contextualist view – that the variability in subjective judgments is an effect of how the meaning of an expression is understood.


Preface S. VII
van Wijnbergen-Huitink, Janneke:
  Subjective meaning: An introduction S. 1
Gutzmann, Daniel:
  If expressivism is fun, go for it! S. 21
Hirvonen, Sanna:
  Doing without judge dependence S. 47
Wolf, Lavi:
  Predicates of personal taste and the evidential step S. 69
Zeman, Dan:
  Contextualism and disagreement about taste S. 91
Kennedy, Christopher:
  Two kinds of subjectivity S. 105
Umbach, Carla:
  Evaluative propositions and subjective judgments S. 127
Gunlogson, Christine / Carlson, Gregory:
  Predicates of experience S. 169
Roeper, Tom:
  Propositions and implicit arguments carry a default general point of view S. 201
Hegarty, Michael:
  Subjective meaning and modality S. 227
Index S. 249