|Meaning: Differs from the reference object (reference). The object does not have to exist for an expression to have a meaning. Words are not related to objects in a one-to-one correspondence. There is an important distinction between word meaning and sentence meaning. See also use theory, sentence meaning, reference, truth._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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|Wright I 370
Boghossian: we consider a non-factualism that is based exclusively on meaning (not on truth),: there is no property such that a word means something, and consequently no such fact.
Now that the truth condition of a sentence is a function of its significance, the non-fakcualism of meaning leads to a non-essential factualism concerning the truth conditions. Then we have:
For all S, P: "S has truth condition P" is not truth conditional.
For each S: "S" is not truthckonditional.
Intriguing consequence of a non-factualism of meaning: a global non-factualism. And precisely this is what distinguishes a non-factualism of meaning from a non-factualism with respect to any other object_____________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.
Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism Oxford 2007
A manual for Creating Atheists Charlottesville 2013
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001
G. H. von Wright
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008