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Heavy Hands, Magic, and Scene-Reading Traps
European Journal of Analytic Philosophy
This is one of a series of articles in which I examine errors that philosophers of language may be led to make if already prone to exaggerating the rôle compositional semantics can play in explaining how we communicate, whether by expressing propositions with our words or by merely implying them. In the present article, I am concerned less with "pragmatic contributions" to the propositions we express—contributions some philosophers seem rather desperate to deny the existence or ubiquity of—thandoaj:b8ee0970ec5d4eb6b70467f033e409a5 fatcat:kwvnnhyhwjbzhmicow7gpenlfe