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Use theory, philosophy of language: the term was formed following a thesis of L. Wittgenstein in his Philosophical Investigations, ยง 43. (Original in German) You can explain the use of the word "meaning" for a large class of cases - though not in all cases of its use - as the meaning of a word is its use in the language." - This thesis applies to words and cannot be extended to whole sentences. See also use, word meaning, sentence meaning, language acquisition, meaning theory, reference.
 
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Goodman, Nelson
 
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Use Theory I 90
GoodmanVsUse Theory of meaning)
E.g. A chair is a chair, even if it is never sat on. And a packing list is a packing list, even if it is never found and is only used to sit on (to say what art does, does not mean to say what is art. Perhaps the former is even more interesting.)

G I
N. Goodman
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

G II
N. Goodman
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

G III
N. Goodman
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

G IV
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989


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