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The Case against Two-Dimensionalism
Scott Soames

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

A Word about Notation ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1

PART ONE: THE REVOLT AGAINST DESCRIPTIVISM 5

CHAPTER 1: The Traditional Descriptivist Picture 7
CHAPTER 2: Attack on the Traditional Picture Proper Names, Non-Descriptionality, and Rigid Designation 14

PART TWO: DESCRIPTIVIST RESISTANCE: THE ORIGINS OF AMBITIOUS TWO-DIMENSIONALISM 33

CHAPTER 3: Reasons for Resistance and the Strategy for Descriptivist Revival 35
CHAPTER 4: Roots of Two-Dimensionalism in Kaplan and Kripke 43
CHAPTER 5: Stalnaker’s Two-Dimensionalist Model of Discourse 84
CHAPTER 6: The Early Two-Dimensionalist Semantics of Davies and Humberstone 106

PART THREE: AMBITIOUS TWO-DIMENSIONALISM 131

CHAPTER 7: Strong and Weak Two-Dimensionalism 133
CHAPTER 8: Jackson’s Strong Two-Dimensionalist Program 149
CHAPTER 9: Chalmers’s Two-Dimensionalist Defense of Zombies 194
CHAPTER 10: Critique of Ambitious Two-Dimensionalism 267

PART FOUR: THE WAY FORWARD 327

CHAPTER 11: Positive Nondescriptivism 329
Index 355

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