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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Sellars, Wilfrid
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Meaning I 56
Thermometer theory/meaning/Price/Sellars: main representative: Price - thesis: meaning consists of the syntax of a predicate and the fact of a reaction - SellarsVs: error: to regard meaning as a relation between a word and a non-linguistic entity - (s)> tags -> myth of the museum.
II 306
Meaning/tradition (atomism): relationship between a linguistic and non-linguistic subject is purely logical.
II 307
SellarsVs: Consequence: then truth would be a purely "relational property" But it is not a "real property" - meaning is no "real relationship"! - it is more complicated.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29