Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Externalism, philosophy: the thesis that the meanings of the words partially depend on our environment; a) by the influence of the language community (use theory), b) the possibility or impossibility to ever come into contact with objects to refer to them (reference, acquaintance). See also twin earth, anti-individualism, circumstances.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Burge, Tyler Externalism   Burge, Tyler
Danto, Arthur C. Externalism   Danto, Arthur C.
Davidson, Donald Externalism   Davidson, Donald
Evans, Gareth Externalism   Evans, Gareth
Frank, M. Externalism   Frank, M.
Nietzsche, F. Externalism   Nietzsche, F.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28