By Ernest Lepore, Sam Cumming
Compliment for that means and Argument
"Meaning and Argument is principally robust at the subtleties of translating
natural language into formal language, as an important step within the clarification
of expression and the assessment of arguments. the variety of ordinary language
constructions surveyed is broader and richer than in any competing
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and appealing advent to good judgment not just for philosophy scholars, yet for
linguists as well."
Richard Larson, collage Stony Brook
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Francis Jeffry Pelletier, college of Alberta
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Kent Johnson, collage of California at Irvine