Toward a Non-Ideal Philosophy of Language, by David Beaver and Jason Stanley

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David Beaver is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as Director of the Cognitive Science Program. He is the author (with Brady Z. Clark) of Sense and Sensitivity: How Focus Determines Meaning (Wiley Blackwell, 2008) and Presupposition and Assertion in Dynamic Semantics (CSLI Publications, 2001). His edited collections include (with Luis D. Casillas Martinez, Brady Z. Clark, and Stefan Kaufmann) The Construction of Meaning (CSLI Publications, 2002) and (with Dave Barker-Plummer, Johan van Benthem, and Patrick Scotto di Luzio) Words, Proofs and Diagrams (CSLI Publications, 2002). Among his recent articles are (with James W. Pennebaker et al.) “When Small Words Foretell Academic Success: The Case of College Admissions Essays,” PLOS One (2014), (with Elizabeth Coppock) “Principles of the Exclusive Muddle,” Journal of Semantics (2014), and (with Judith Tonhauser, Craige Roberts, and Mandy Simons) “Toward a Taxonomy of Projective Content,” Language (2013).

Jason Stanley is Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. His published books include How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018), How Propaganda Works (Princeton University Press, 2015), Know How (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Language in Context: Selected Essays (Oxford University Press, 2007). His most recent essays and articles include (with Timothy Williamson) “Skill,” Noûs (2017), “The Emergency Manager: Strategic Racism, Technocracy, and the Poisoning of Flint’s Children,” The Good Society (2016), and “Knowledge, Habit, Practice, Skill,” Journal of Philosophical Research (2015).

David Beaver and Jason Stanley, “Toward a Non-Ideal Philosophy of Language,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 39:2 (2019), pp. 503-47.

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