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Ideas of Jerrold J. Katz, by Text

[American, fl. 1978, Professor at the City University, New York.]

2000 Realistic Rationalism
Int.xi p.-24 Traditionally philosophy is an a priori enquiry into general truths about reality
Int.xx p.-15 Frege tried to explain synthetic a priori truths by expanding the concept of analyticity
Int.xx p.-15 We don't have a clear enough sense of meaning to pronounce some sentences meaningless or just analytic
Int.xxi p.-14 Most of philosophy begins where science leaves off
Int.xxi p.-14 Frege fails to give a concept of analyticity, so he fails to explain synthetic a priori truth that way
Int.xxiv p.-11 Structuralists see meaning behaviouristically, and Chomsky says nothing about it
Int.xxix p.-6 'Real' maths objects have no causal role, no determinate reference, and no abstract/concrete distinction
Int.xxvi p.-9 Sense determines meaning and synonymy, not referential properties like denotation and truth
Int.xxvi p.-9 Sentences are abstract types (like musical scores), not individual tokens
Int.xxvi p.-9 It is generally accepted that sense is defined as the determiner of reference
Int.xxxi p.-4 Experience cannot teach us why maths and logic are necessary