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Use theory, philosophy of language: the term was formed following a thesis of L. Wittgenstein in his Philosophical Investigations, § 43. (Original in German) You can explain the use of the word "meaning" for a large class of cases - though not in all cases of its use - as the meaning of a word is its use in the language." - This thesis applies to words and cannot be extended to whole sentences. See also use, word meaning, sentence meaning, language acquisition, meaning theory, reference.

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Author Item    More concepts for author
Brandom, Robert Use Theory   Brandom, Robert
Carnap, Rudolf Use Theory   Carnap, Rudolf
Cavell, Stanley Use Theory   Cavell, Stanley
Chisholm, Roderick Use Theory   Chisholm, Roderick
Dummett, Michael E. Use Theory   Dummett, Michael E.
Fodor, Jerry Use Theory   Fodor, Jerry
Goodman, Nelson Use Theory   Goodman, Nelson
Grice, H. Paul Use Theory   Grice, H. Paul
Habermas, Jürgen Use Theory   Habermas, Jürgen
Kripke, Saul A. Use Theory   Kripke, Saul A.
Luther, Martin Use Theory   Luther, Martin
McGinn, Colin Use Theory   McGinn, Colin
Millikan, Ruth Use Theory   Millikan, Ruth
Nagel, Thomas Use Theory   Nagel, Thomas
Quine, Willard Van Orman Use Theory   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Use Theory   Rorty, Richard
Schiffer, Stephen Use Theory   Schiffer, Stephen
Searle, John R. Use Theory   Searle, John R.
Sellars, Wilfrid Use Theory   Sellars, Wilfrid
Welker, D.D. Use Theory   Welker, D.D.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Use Theory   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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