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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Stalnaker, Robert
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Meaning I 204
Meaning / Stalnaker (like Putnam): not in the mind - reason: because they are abstract objects - abstract objects: associated with things, some of which are actually in the head - namely things that have meanings or content - ((s) Ex. phrases , signs, symbols) -

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24