Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
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Natural Law/Millikan: My theory of intentionality is determined on that a thing like a normal explanation is something outside in the world and that is something that supports our thinking rather than being supported by our thinking. For it to be true, natural laws must be in nature, not merely a summation of the patterns of nature.
MillikanVsVerificationism: If my theory is correct, verificationism must be false.
Truth/world/relation/Millikan: thesis: ultimately, meaning and truth lie in relations between thought and the world,...
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I 264
...therefore they cannot be in the head, we cannot internalize them.
MillikanVsPutnam.
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Meaning/language-dependent/language-independent/knowledge/knowing/Millikan: even if we take almost all the meanings of our words from linguistic communication, like adults, and no longer from direct perception, that does not exclude that we know "their meaning".

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26