|To mean, intending, philosophy: the intention of a speaker to refer to an object, a property of an object or a situation by means of her words, gestures or actions in a manner which is recognizable for others. From what is meant together with the situation, listeners should be able to recognize the meaning of the characters used.|
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Meaning/reference/McGinn: when I use the word "red", I mean something in particular, and that is different from what I mean with other words.
Whoever masters the meaning of the word, has never seen the vast majority of the corresponding objects.
Infinity is created from the outset in the intentionality. That is just the joke of meaning. The meaning allows us to access places, times and distances that cannot be approached by the body and the senses.
If one means something with a word, one does not host an isolable element in the stream of mental processes, because the intended meaning does not behave like pain.
The meaning does not spread in a medium, in which the individual things are lined up.
It is even more important that meaning is diffuse.
It is impossible, to mean something with one word, without that it would be determined what is considered the right expression for this word. (((s)> tonk).
The intended meaning is the one instance that permits the formation of true or false statements.
Tradition: we know what we mean.
McGinnVsPrivileged access/meaning: this is a mistake: it may be that we know something of a description, without being able to subordinate it to other descriptions that the immediate known in a theoretical view is perhaps not understandable to us.
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001