Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Meaning/Meaning Theory/m.Th./Understanding/Dummett: to understand the meaning of an expression is to understand its role in the language - not just translation.
III 97
A meaning theory must be built as a theory of understanding.
III 98
If the theory only provides an explanation of other contexts, in which we use the word "meaning", for example, "X has the same meaning as Y" or "X has a meaning", then it constitutes no theory of understanding.

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M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27