Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Quine/Millikan: is right when he speaks of a "variety of connections" between words and experience. Even members of the same linguistic community are "differently trimmed bushes".
I 150
Millikan: Problem: what is then "the" Intension?
Inner expression/Millikan: e.g. "red" here everyone must have an inner term that corresponds to "red".
Definition language-bound intensions/terminology/Millikan: be the volatile (acquired) intensions that one must have in order to have a word in its idiolect. These must be public.
N.B.: language-bound intensions never correspond to synonyms e.g. "rot" - "red". ((s) Because the language use could be different in English.

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.

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 2017-07-27