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Liberating Content

2016.05.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore, Liberating Content, Oxford University Press, 2015, 303pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.05.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Herman Cappelen and Ernie Lepore, Liberating Content, Oxford University Press, 2015, 303pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199641338. Reviewed by Lenny Clapp, Northern Illinois University This is a collection of fourteen papers written over the past two decades by Herman Cappelen and/or Ernie Lepore; ten of the papers were co-authored by Cappelen and Lepore, two were single-authored by Cappelen, and two were single-authored by Lepore. The book is divided into two distinct, though related, series: the "Alleged Connection" series and the "Varieties of Quotation" series. The ten papers in the "Alleged Connection" series all address, in one way or another, a puzzle that arises from two general observations concerning linguistic communication: On the one hand, the contents we communicate to one another by uttering sentences are shaped in all kinds of ways by the context we are in when we speak -- e.g., by the topic of. . .

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