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1. 王沁; Wang, Qin. Knowledge and description.

Degree: M. Phil., 2012, University of Hong Kong

It has been debated whether knowledge attributions are descriptions of the world. Descriptivists argue that they are. Non-cognitivists discover that knowledge attributions have characteristics that are not shared by paradigm cases of descriptions. Most forms of non-cognitivism therefore deny that knowledge attributions are descriptions of the world. This thesis approaches the debate using data from the ordinary use of language. It is argued that a prominent form of descriptivism, attributor contextualism, is in conflict with treating ordinary use of simple knowledge attributions as true. This treatment of ordinary language is adopted by prominent contextualists, and is what distinguishes contextualism from its main rival, invariantism. The conflict is generalized to descriptivism in general so that either descriptivism or the treatment of simple ordinary use of the language as true has to be given up. Various arguments for and against such treatment of ordinary language and descriptivism’s alternative, non-cognitivism, are examined respectively. It is held that although many forms of non-cognitivism are problematic, whether non-cognitivism is a true thesis still remains open. It is also argued that despite its initial plausibility, the treatment of simple ordinary use of indicative language as true is not as attractive as it first appears to be. Since we are not forced to accept treating simple ordinary knowledge attributions as true, as far as the conflict between the two goes, we are not forced to give up descriptivism, either. However, non-cognitivism remains an attractive alternative to descriptivism.

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Philosophy

Master

Master of Philosophy

Advisors/Committee Members: Hawley, P, Deutsch, ME.

Subjects/Keywords: Description (Philosophy); Knowledge, Theory of.

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APA (6th Edition):

王沁; Wang, Q. (2012). Knowledge and description. (Masters Thesis). University of Hong Kong. Retrieved from Wang, Q. [王沁]. (2012). Knowledge and description. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/161549

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

王沁; Wang, Qin. “Knowledge and description.” 2012. Masters Thesis, University of Hong Kong. Accessed February 22, 2019. Wang, Q. [王沁]. (2012). Knowledge and description. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/161549.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

王沁; Wang, Qin. “Knowledge and description.” 2012. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

王沁; Wang Q. Knowledge and description. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Hong Kong; 2012. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: Wang, Q. [王沁]. (2012). Knowledge and description. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/161549.

Council of Science Editors:

王沁; Wang Q. Knowledge and description. [Masters Thesis]. University of Hong Kong; 2012. Available from: Wang, Q. [王沁]. (2012). Knowledge and description. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4786989 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/161549


University of Hong Kong

2. 貝剛毅.; Pei, Kong-ngai. Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory.

Degree: PhD, 2007, University of Hong Kong

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Philosophy

Doctoral

Doctor of Philosophy

Advisors/Committee Members: Lau, JYF, Hawley, P.

Subjects/Keywords: Fictions, Theory of.; Metaphysics.; Ontology.; Characters and characteristics in literature.; Names, Personal, in literature.

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APA (6th Edition):

貝剛毅.; Pei, K. (2007). Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Hong Kong. Retrieved from Pei, K. [貝剛毅]. (2007). Fictional characters and their names : a defense of the fact theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/52328

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

貝剛毅.; Pei, Kong-ngai. “Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Hong Kong. Accessed February 22, 2019. Pei, K. [貝剛毅]. (2007). Fictional characters and their names : a defense of the fact theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/52328.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

貝剛毅.; Pei, Kong-ngai. “Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory.” 2007. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

貝剛毅.; Pei K. Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Hong Kong; 2007. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: Pei, K. [貝剛毅]. (2007). Fictional characters and their names : a defense of the fact theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/52328.

Council of Science Editors:

貝剛毅.; Pei K. Fictional characters and their names: a defense of the fact theory. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Hong Kong; 2007. Available from: Pei, K. [貝剛毅]. (2007). Fictional characters and their names : a defense of the fact theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4020389 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/52328


University of Hong Kong

3. Chan, Ka-wo. What if natural kind terms are rigid?.

Degree: M. Phil., 2009, University of Hong Kong

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Humanities

Master

Master of Philosophy

Advisors/Committee Members: Lau, JYF, Hawley, P.

Subjects/Keywords: Reference (Philosophy); Essentialism (Philosophy); Necessity (Philosophy)

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APA (6th Edition):

Chan, K. (2009). What if natural kind terms are rigid?. (Masters Thesis). University of Hong Kong. Retrieved from Chan, K. [陳嘉和]. (2009). What if natural kind terms are rigid?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/54483

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chan, Ka-wo. “What if natural kind terms are rigid?.” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of Hong Kong. Accessed February 22, 2019. Chan, K. [陳嘉和]. (2009). What if natural kind terms are rigid?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/54483.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chan, Ka-wo. “What if natural kind terms are rigid?.” 2009. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Chan K. What if natural kind terms are rigid?. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Hong Kong; 2009. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: Chan, K. [陳嘉和]. (2009). What if natural kind terms are rigid?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/54483.

Council of Science Editors:

Chan K. What if natural kind terms are rigid?. [Masters Thesis]. University of Hong Kong; 2009. Available from: Chan, K. [陳嘉和]. (2009). What if natural kind terms are rigid?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4163387 ; http://hdl.handle.net/10722/54483

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