Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Ethics

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

125

Issue

2

First Page

391

Last Page

424

Abstract

We argue that several difficulties facing expressivist solutions to the Frege-Geach problem are paralleled by almost exactly analogous problems facing realist semantic theories. We show that by adopting a variation on a prominent realist solution, the expressivist brings her account of logical consequence closer to philosophical orthodoxy. Our discussion also demonstrates that a standard objection to expressivism is based on a misinterpretation of the Frege-Geach problem and that the expressivist can appeal to a wide range of attitudinal conflicts in her semantic theorizingfar wider than Mark Schroeder, for example, allows in his recent work.

DOI

10.1086/678371

Print ISSN

00141704

E-ISSN

1539297X

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Additional Information

The work in this article was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (project LU342612).

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Recommended Citation

Baker, D., & Woods, J. (2015). How expressivists can and should explain inconsistency. Ethics, 125(2), 391-424. doi: 10.1086/678371