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Mind, Language and Morality: Essays in Honour of Mark Platts

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2018.06.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gustavo Ortiz-Millán and Juan Antonio Cruz Parcero (eds.), Mind, Language and Morality: Essays in Honour of Mark Platts, Routledge, 2018, 196pp, $140.00, ISBN 9780815385028. Reviewed by Samuel Guttenplan, Birkbeck College, London This festschrift contains nine essays originally given as talks in 2012 at a conference in honour of Mark Platts, a philosopher who originally taught in Magdalen College, Oxford and Birkbeck College, London, and then emigrated to the National Autonomous University in Mexico City (UNAM) nearly forty years ago. His published work began with Ways of Meaning (1979), an expository treatment of the truth conditional semantic programme initially developed by Donald Davidson. Platts' Ways has been influential, and a second edition was published in 1997. One chapter of Ways set out to extend truth conditional semantics to moral language -- an extension that was then no part of Davidson's. . .

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