Philosophy Lexicon 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 66
Naturalization of content: separation consciousness - intentionality (SearleVs) SearleVsPutnam/Searle: meanings are in your head (Intentionality).
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II 25 ff
Meanings in the head (VsPutnam) because perception is self-related - perception provides self fulfilling conditions.
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II 255
Meaning: Searle in mind, fulfilling conditions of intentionality - Putnam: not in the head, conditions in the world have crucial indexical determination, not the concept fixes the meaning - Searle: meaning not determined by ideolect. - > elm/beech, > twin Earth.
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V 69
Meaning goes beyond the intention. It is usually a matter of convention.
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V 68
Chess/Searle: the figures usually have no meaning, and who makes a move usually means nothing.
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IV 157
Meaning/Searle: depends on the context - like other non-conventional succession of forms of intentionality.
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VI 159
Ultimately, meaning depends on our perception as a basic form of intentionlity.


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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.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-22