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  Gareth Evans (philosopher) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gareth Evans (12 May 1946 10 August 1980) was a British philosopher at Oxford University during the 1970s.
Evans was one of many in the UK who took up the project of developing formal semantics for natural languages, instigated by Donald Davidson in the 1960s and 1970s.
Evans conceded that names did not in general have descriptive meanings (although he contended that they could, in some cases), but argued that the proponents of the new theory had much too simplistic a view.
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 Philosopher Encyclopedia Article @ ()   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Philosophers concern themselves with such fundamental and mysterious topics as whether or not God(s) exist, what is the nature of being and the universe, what is truth, what is consciousness, and what makes actions right or wrong.
The philosophers in the scholastic Christian tradition and philosophers in the other major Abrahamic religions (such as the Jewish philosophers Saadia Gaon and Maimonides, and the Muslim philosophers Avicenna, Al-Ghazali, and Averroes) were each aware of the others' works.
Philosophers such as Rudolf Carnap and Hans Reichenbach, along with the members of the Vienna Circle in general, considered only verifiable claims to be genuine philosophy; anything that could not be deduced from testable claims was considered mere superstition or dogma. /encyclopedia/Philosopher   (7688 words)

 Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans (1946 - 1980) was a philosopher at Oxford University during the 1970s.
He was one of many who took up the project of developing formal semantics for natural languages, instigated by Donald Davidson in the 1960s and 1970s.
His book The Varieties of Reference, in incomplete manuscript form at the time of his death, was completed by McDowell and constitutes a major contemporary development in philosophy of language.
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 Evans - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Evans is a surname, and may refer to many people.
Lewis Evans (c.1700–1756), Welsh colonial surveyor and geographer
Bob Evans, a chain of restaurants in the United States, as well as a brand name for sausages and similar meat products.
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 belleville rendezvous lyrics, danse, take that, ashanti, the cranberries, tom jones, savage, evans, usher, lou bega   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In 1984, evans left the davis band and recorded his breath taking solo album living in the crest of a wave an album so brimming vitality, exceptional arrangements and atmosphere, it stands as a remarkable first effort.
Davis and evans were searching for a big band sound outside the confines of swing and bebop, one which would ultimately be tagged cool jazz.
Bill evans artist biography by yasir agha mile davis has described young saxophonist bill carolyn evans as one of the greatest musicians i've ever come upon praise indeed from a master musician and a suitable endorsement for one of the music's most original, inventive and exciting new entrants.
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 Donald Davidson (philosopher) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Donald Davidson (March 6, 1917 – August 30, 2003) was an American philosopher and the Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
He served terms as president of both the Eastern and Western Divisions of the American Philosophical Association, and held positions at Queens College (now part of CUNY), Stanford, Princeton, Rockefeller University, Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago.
Many philosophers throughout history had, arguably, been tempted to reduce two of these kinds of belief and knowledge to the other one: Descartes and Hume thought that the only knowledge we start with is self-knowledge.
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The puzzlement is exacerbated by the causal metaphors philosophers often use to describe the ways we are related to propositions: they seem to be things we can get our hands around: we grasp propositions, we gather information, process it, and send it.
I don't know whether Evans is making this mistake when he says "what gives a photograph its content is, of course, something quite different from what gives states of our brain their content.
Gareth Evans proposed that we distinguish different kinds of informational states, that are characterized by different kinds of content.
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 1997 Conference
Mr Evans is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia, and he is also very well-known for his role in developing the UN peace plan for Cambodia and also for founding the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum known as APEC.
Gareth Evans spoke of the need for ideas and the power of ideas, and gave us an exciting ray of them.
I fully agree with Gareth Evans, for example, who stressed the notion of prevention in the political field, and I guess that health prevention may also be a very important field, which might have to learn from political prevention of war in which strategies have been devised previously.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Philosopher (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A philosopher is a person devoted to studying and producing results in philosophy.
Several medieval philosophers have been given Latin nicknames -- some by their contemporaries, others by historians.
The Philosopher is also the nickname of Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 22.
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 Right Reason: General Philosophy Archives
Presumably the thesis is intended as a kind of normative claim: analytic philosophers ought to be conservative, given the nature of their discipline; there is something about analytic philosophy that entails conservatism, whether all analytic philosophers realize this or not.
Arguments are ultimately only as good as their premises, and while analytic philosophers are certainly capable, and very often willing, to expose the arguments made by deconstructionists, “gender feminists,” Marxists, and the like for the ludicrous fallacies they typically are, such philosophers do not always reject the premises of those arguments, or even their conclusions.
As the standard potted history of analytic philosophy would have it, analytic philosophers of the early to mid twentieth century tended to be either logical positivists of the Schlick, Neurath, or Carnap sort, or “therapeutic positivists” of the (later) Wittgenstein, Austin, or Ryle sort.
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 Philosopher Encyclopedia Article @ Heartily.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Fernando Savater Philosopher : People are not certain about why...
His work was greatly influenced by questioning from his correspondences with other philosophers.
Syllabus for General Philosophy I, an introductory philosophy course currently offered by the Academe of Philosophical Studies at the University of No Where.
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 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Thought, Reference, and Experience
Gareth Evans was the finest philosopher of his generation.
This is a collection of essays on topics at the intersection of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophical logic.
The starting-point for the papers is the brilliant work of the British philosopher Gareth Evans before his untimely death in 1980 at the age of 34.
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 Philosophy of language (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Philosophers tend to be less concerned with which sentences are actually true, and more with what kinds of meanings can be true or false.
Some Philosophers (see semiotics) argue that the term "language" is too vague to be useful and entire systems have been developed to clarify the field.
Philosophical Investigations, published after his death, signalled a sharp departure from his earlier work with its focus upon ordinary language use.
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The answer is that philosophers who do go in for this kind of thing think that, if we could articulate the rules we tacitly follow in using the concept of intention, say, then that would be a way of saying what the concept of intention is, that is, of characterizing that concept.
I have heard philosophers propose that thought is dependent upon language: that without language one cannot have thoughts, that we can think of thoughts as sentences, etc. There seems to...
On the other hand, however, there are plenty of philosophers who reject this view and hold, as you suggest, that the ability to think does not depend upon the possession of language skills.
www.amherst.edu /askphilosophers/topic/Language&page=5   (3683 words)

 Online note book: page 36   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Gareth Evans, from my college Univ — who not long afterwards was to die tragically young from lung cancer — was debating the philosophy of reference with Michael Dummett.
Gareth's seminal work on reference was published posthumously as The Varieties of Reference (OUP 1982) edited by John McDowell, his friend and colleague at University College — who also happened to be my D.Phil thesis supervisor.
Dummett's idea — the idea that Evans and McDowell balked at — was that in removing the explanation in terms of a private language from the picture of what happens in communication, an alternative explanation had to be put in its place, otherwise you would have an empty gap.
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 Philosophical Questions and Answers (3)
Insofar as postmodernism is seen as embodying the 'deconstructionism' of philosophers like Derrida, it does mean that we should no longer consider the author's view of his/her writing or artwork as having any privileged role in unravelling the meaning of their production.
Marxism continues to be a major interest amongst Western philosophers (I realize that it is questionable to describe Marx as a 'Russian' philosopher!) What is awe-inspiring about the dedicated Marxist-Leninists was (and is) their loyalty to the theory in the face of all the atrocities that were committed in its name.
The Russian philosophers falling under the second category, the one's who survived by 'ducking and diving', by subterfuge, are admired for their survival instincts but not for their philosophy.
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His combination of sophisticated philosophical analysis and imaginative use of empirical data will be an interdisciplinary model for future work in the area.
The orthodox philosophical presupposition about self-consciousness is that it is an attribute not available to non-language-using creatures, whether these be human infants or other species.
As ingenious as this approach is, I want to suggest that the challenge to the thought-language principle does not come primarily from philosophical problems, or an awareness among philosophers of problems in the orthodox reading of self-consciousness, but from the mounting body of scientific evidence that is anomalous from the perspective of the thought-language principle.
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The reason I ask is that philosophers distinguish between what might be called (1) "instrumental" uses of the word "should" and (2) "moral" uses of the word.
Other philosophers (including me) think of concepts as psychological abilities, which can be exercised in combination to form thoughts; on this view, people have the same thought if they think about the world in a relevantly similar way.
I was taking a Dance History class the other day and my professor made a comment stating: Philosophers believe that if one does not possess a language to express their...
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 Not PC: Why Gareth Morgan is wrong to give his money away
Gareth Morgan is wrong to give his money away.
Evans was probably successful because he did just that.
There's another underlying assumption being made, which is that I'm demanding Gareth keep working: that because he is so good at producing wealth that he sacrifice his own interests for the sake of ours.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Collected Papers: Books: Gareth Evans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
was widely regarded as the most brilliant and exciting philosopher of his generation...
This volume contains thirteen papers, including two previously unpublished, by Gareth Evans, a brilliant philosopher who died in 1980 at the age of 34.
The treatments of problems about language are here informed by a lively sense of interconnections with issues in metaphysics and the problem of mind, and some of the papers are primarly directed to problems in these fields.
www.amazon.co.uk /Collected-Papers-Gareth-Evans/dp/0198236271   (253 words)

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Former Australian foreign affairs minister Gareth Evans cited the scandal surrounding U.S. President Bill Clinton as an example of how world leadership has lost its focus.
There's simply no substitute for leadership." Evans also said that stability in the world financial markets is directly connected with stable political institutions.
Philosopher and former Indian Ambassador to the United States Karan Singh said world market globalization and integration depends on leadership as well as a major restructuring of the United Nations.
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To the extent that this pr oject is successful, we will have in hand at least a rough draft of a naturalistic account one of the deepest, most subtle, and most elusive features of mentality.
Furthermore, in developmental psychology, experiments testing a child's ability to know that something under a rag or behind a screen is still there have been taken to be testing the child's ability to conceive of objects as hav i ng an independent, or objective existence.
The neurocog nitive construction of the objective world and the neurocognitive construction of the (personal) subject of experience are not two separate constructions, but rather different aspects of the same construction.
mind.ucsd.edu /papers/sws/sws.rtf   (14721 words)

 Amazon.com: The Varieties of Reference: Books: Gareth Evans,John McDowell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Gareth Evans, one of the most brilliant philosophers of his generation, died in 1980 at the age of thirty-four.
When I heard that Evans was the philosopher who tried to defend Russell and Frege from the likes of Kripke, Strawson, Putnam etc. I decided to read his book.
Evans criticizes these positions early in the book, but he also wants to salvage elements of both.
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 Leiter Reports: A Group Blog: What is "Analytic" Philosophy? Thoughts from Fodor
Philosophers whose understanding demands a special act of mind, one not exercised in ordinary scientific understanding or common sense, are not analytical philosophers.
Fodor's own views have had such an immense effect on philosophers of my generation, that one of the worst insults you can level at someone of my generation is that they have mixed up epistemology and semantics (I'm somewhat of a throwback in that regard).
The defining feature of analytic philosophers is, roughly, that they are vastly more likely to have read Frege, Russell, and Moore, or at least to have read philosophers who were deeply influenced by them, than continental philosophers (who in their turn are vastly more likely to have read Heidegger et al.).
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 Self, world and space
To the extent that this project is successful, we will have in hand at least a rough draft of a naturalistic account one of the deepest, most subtle, and most elusive features of mentality.
Furthermore, in developmental psychology, experiments testing a child's ability to know that something under a rag or behind a screen is still there have been taken to be testing the child's ability to conceive of objects as having an independent, or objective existence.
Any honest assessment of the degree to which I have clarified all the philosophical details of subjectivity and objectivity would be rather harsh.
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 Gareth Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gareth Evans, former Australian politician and head of the International Crisis Group.
Gareth Evans, a professional footballer currently playing for Wrexham FC
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same human name.
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 Fireworks Erupt Over US Role at Genocide Conference : AZ IMC
Before representatives from 55 nations, former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans said U.S. officials had been using the conference to lobby against the International Criminal Court (ICC), the very body created to try crimes against humanity--like genocide.
Evans continued to berate the Bush administration for blocking global efforts to create such accountability structures.
The paper asked whether "the very structure of modern bureaucratic society is the root cause of the genocidal impulse." The paper paralleled questions examined by U.S. political scientist and philosopher Hannah Arendt in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.
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