Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Bennett, J.
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Meaning I 153
Bennett thesis: 1 conventional meaning of the term can explain the conceptwith the help of situational meaning - but not vice versa - 2 you can even speak of any meaning when noconventional meaning is in the game - (speech nominalism)
I 181f
speech nominalism/Bennett: source of our knowledge of meanings: intermediate level of generality: more specific than "observation of circumstances" but special cases of it
Jonathan Bennett
I Bennett Die Strategie des Bedeutungs-Nominalismus aus Meggle (Hrsg) Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Frankf/M 1979

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30