Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Meaning postulates: attempt to define the meanings of individual words of language to form a system.See also language rules.
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Schiffer I 34
M-restriction / solution / Loar: Proposal: (from Carnap’s meaning postulates, 1947) - .E.g. if x believes that y is north of z and that u is north of y, then x believes that u north of z. - Then the M-r. should join any propsition which does not exist in an input condition, with a prop. that occurs in a unique input condition - SchifferVsLoar: there is not enough M.-r. - SchifferVsFolk Psychology: it can not guarantee functionalist reduction.

Loar I
B. Loar
Mind and Meaning Cambridge 1981

Schi I
St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24