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Meaning: Differs from the reference object (reference). The object does not have to exist for an expression to have a meaning. Words are not related to objects in a one-to-one correspondence. There is an important distinction between word meaning and sentence meaning. See also use theory, sentence meaning, reference, truth, meaning theory.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Paul Boghossian on Meaning - Dictionary of Arguments

Wright I 370
Boghossian: we consider a non-factualism that is based exclusively on meaning (not on truth),: there is no property such that a word means something, and consequently no such fact.
>Facts
, >Nonfactualism, >Words, >Word Meaning, cf. >Use Theory, >Language Use.
 Now that the truth condition of a sentence is a function of its significance, the non-fakcualism of meaning leads to a non-essential factualism concerning the truth conditions.
>Truth conditions.
Then we have:
For all S, P: "S has truth condition P" is not truth conditional.
after Disquotation:
For each S: "S" is not truthckonditional.
>Truth Conditional Semantics.
Intriguing consequence of a non-factualism of meaning: a global non-factualism. And precisely this is what distinguishes a non-factualism of meaning from a non-factualism with respect to any other object

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bogh I
Paul Boghossian
Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism Oxford 2007

Boghe I
Peter Boghossian
A manual for Creating Atheists Charlottesville 2013

WrightCr I
Crispin Wright
Truth and Objectivity, Cambridge 1992
German Edition:
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

WrightCr II
Crispin Wright
"Language-Mastery and Sorites Paradox"
In
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976

WrightGH I
Georg Henrik von Wright
Explanation and Understanding, New York 1971
German Edition:
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008


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