Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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I 104
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.
I 106
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.
I 109
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.
I 118
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.

C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vern├╝nftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? M├╝nchen 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29