Dictionary of Arguments

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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.

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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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I 153
Bennett thesis: 1 conventional meaning of the term can explain the conceptwith the help of situational meaning - but not vice versa - 2 you can even speak of any meaning when noconventional meaning is in the game - (speech nominalism)
I 181f
speech nominalism/Bennett: source of our knowledge of meanings: intermediate level of generality: more specific than "observation of circumstances" but special cases of it


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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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bennett I
Jonathan Bennett
"The Meaning-Nominalist Strategy" in: Foundations of Language, 10, 1973, pp. 141-168
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Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Georg Meggle, Frankfurt/M. 1979


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