I defend an approach to semantics on which meanings are identified with sets of possible worlds (of some kind). The job description for these meanings does not lie in the compositional treatment of intensional contexts;they are not meant to capture what is intuitively asserted or communicated by an utterance; nor are they supposed to shed light on the cognitive processes that underlie out linguistic competence. Instead, their job is to captures ystematic patterns in the interactions between subjects using the relevant language.
|Title of host publication||The Science of Meaning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on the Metatheory of Natural Language Semantics|
|Editors||D Ball, B Rabern|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Aug 2018|