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Inside and Outside Language: Stroud's Nonreductionism about Meaning

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

I argue that Stroud's nonreductionism about meaning is insufficiently motivated. First, given that he rejects the assumption that grasp of an expression's meaning guides or instructs us in its use, ... More


The Illusion of Semantic Reference

Christopher Gauker

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Many contemporary philosophers of language have given up on the idea that there will be a satisfactory analysis of the relation of reference in terms of which referential semantics explicates truth ... More


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