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    • Meaning change, in theory and in practice 

      Koslow, Allison Robbins. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Semantic change is of interest in its own right in the philosophy of language. For instance, it sheds light on the relationship between the meaning of a word and its use. It also plays a role in ideology critique. Philosophy ...
    • On what language is 

      Balcarras, David Alexander. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      What is language? I defend the view that language is the practical capacity for partaking in communication with linguistic signs. To have a language just is to know how to communicate with it. I argue that this view -- ...
    • Doing : an essay on causation, events, and action in the most general sense 

      Baron-Schmitt, Nathaniel. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
      Our world is populated not just by things, such as bombs, matches, and people, but also by events, like explosions, ignitions, and decisions. Part I, "Doings", is centered around my attempt to capture the nature of events. ...