Grounds, Convention, and the Metaphysics of Linguistic Tokens.

Epstein, Brian.


  • My aim in this paper is to discuss a metaphysical framework within which to understand "standard linguistic entities" (SLEs), such as words, sentences, phonemes, and other entities routinely employed in linguistic theory. In doing so, I aim to defuse certain kinds of skepticism, challenge convention-based accounts of SLEs, and present a series of distinctions for better understanding what the ... read more
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  • Epstein, Brian. "Grounds, Convention, and the Metaphysics of Linguistic Tokens." Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9, no. 1 (2009).
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