Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Richard Rorty
Horwich I 449
Meaning / DavidsonVsDummett / DavidsonVsQuine / Rorty: they agree with the basic principle that importance must be reduced to experience - or to the given or stimuli (ie intermediary between conviction and objects) - Problem: scepticism: meaning is then epistemical - Truth and Meaning be separated -
I Horwich 464
meaning / Wittgenstein / Davidson / Rorty as entities: should play a dual role as cause and at the same time justification - example sensory data, example stimuli -

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26