Theories of Meaning

[Revised entry by Jeff Speaks on April 23, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "theory of meaning" has figured, in one way or another, in a great number of philosophical disputes
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[Revised entry by Jeff Speaks on April 23, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term "theory of meaning" has figured, in one way or another, in a great number of philosophical disputes over the last century. Unfortunately, this term has also been used to mean a great number of different things. Here I focus on two sorts of "theory of meaning." The first sort of theory - a semantic theory - is a theory which...

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