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Meaning theory: a theory that seeks to explain the meaning of meaning. Problem the concept of meaning and truth seem to presuppose each other.

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EMD II 40
Meaning Theory/m.th./Davidson: instead of "notes" better: "theory T includes .. " - Then the entailment is a relation between the theory and an utterance of the speaker, claiming the entailment - then T is a logical consequence of a sentence that is synonymous with my utterance of snow is true ... if ... " - Which brings the concept of synonymy in, but is not circular , because that s what we wanted for the notion of translation . - This is the translation theory we have already attributed to the translator - EMD 41 II a m.th. is impossible because it will cover no strict indexical elements - (not a problem for truth th.).
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K. Glüer, Davidson zur Einführung, 1993
Glüer II 18
Meaning / m.th.: A. truth-conditional semantics (Davidson)
B. verification theory of meaning. ( Dummett, Putnam, Habermas) - All verification theories suppose the verifiability of the assumed relationship- a) powerful version: a sentence is understood by someone who knows that it s true - b ) weaker: Understanding is the knowledge of the verification process. (Dummett, Vienna Circle) - or acceptability: Putnam and Habermas) - then a person understands a sentence, who knows how it is verified or when it will be accepted as true.
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Dummett III 137
Theory of meaning / axioms / Davidson: "Oxford" means Oxford: is not about the city of Oxford , that it is called by the name "Oxford", but the reverse : about the name "Oxford", that it refers to the city of Oxford - which is more than mere knowledge of reference.
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Schiffer I 3
m.th. / Davidson: thesis: it should have the shape of an extensional , finally axiomatized truth theory of L in the Tarski - style. And somehow be relative to statements - Lewis: truth conditions must be taken into account - Schiffer: but nothing follows in terms of the shape of the m.th. - Dummett: m.th. and theory of understanding are the same.


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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.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

D II
K. Glüer
D. Davidson Zur Einführung Hamburg 1993

Du I
M. Dummett
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

Du III
M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

Schi I
St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-17