July 6, 2015

This is a talk at the 2015 Australasian Association for Philosophy Conference at Macquarie University in Sydney. I will attempt to be precise about the notion of a merely verbal disagreement, and explain how we can fix on the meaning of our logical constants can play a coordinating role in dialogue, and how (in a certain sense), it might be impossible to a have a merely verbal dispute concerning logical constants such as conjunction, negation, the quantifiers, and even—if you’re careful—modal operators.


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