Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Vollmer, Gerhard
 
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Meaning II 74
Meaning / Vollmer: the meaning of terms can not be determined empirically. There is not s omething like the "true" or "actual" meaning - ((s), but the use in a community can be determined empirically) -

Vo I
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd I Stuttgart 1988

Vo II
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd II Stuttgart 1988


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-26