Context

2016.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Stalnaker, Context, Oxford University Press, 2014, 248pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780198776871. Reviewed by Craige
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2016.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert Stalnaker, Context, Oxford University Press, 2014, 248pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780198776871. Reviewed by Craige Roberts, Central European University Robert Stalnaker's early work on assertion (1979) and presupposition (1974) has played a central role in almost all contemporary thinking on the relationship between linguistic content and context, and on the relationship between semantics and pragmatics. Stalnaker has continued throughout his long career to reflect on these issues and their ramifications for both philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, with a long string of books and publications attesting to this interest and its strong influence on the field. Hence, the present volume, reflecting his most recent views on the subject, is especially welcome. And the contents repay careful consideration: Far from a summary of previous work, Stalnaker focuses on recent challenges and offers. . .

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