It belongs to the day, to the manifestness
of beings to our intellect.
The way they work out the implications of relevance theory--stressing inference (rather than decoding), the cognitive environments of speakers and listeners, manifestness
, and ostension--is masterful.
As Fletcher states in relation to 'manifest criminality', 'manifestness
' is not merely a rule of evidence, but rather an 'independent substantive requirement'.
Flowing from the arguments of Cappelen and Lepore, Relevance Theory's notion of manifestness
cannot possibly rule out all sorts of content as being manifest in some context or other.
Their topics include contextualisms and propositionalisms, bearers of truth and the unsaid, towards a radically pragmatic theory of the if conditionals, mutual manifestness
and the pragmatic marker ne in Mandarin Chinese, the use theory of meaning and the rules of language games, and a game theory approach to the distinction between said and implicated.
Thus, Sperber and Wilson (1986) substituted the notion of mutual knowledge for a "weaker" but empirically more suitable notion: "mutual manifestness
." Shared context (Salembier & Zouinar, 2000) can be considered as a subset of the mutual cognitive environment.
For the Greeks, "[t]he divinity of the laws signifies the permanence of their manifestness