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McGinn, Colin
 
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Competence I 106
Language proficiency/to mean/meaning/McGinn: those who master the meaning of the word have never seen the vast majority of the relevant objects. - That means that there is a property exemplified by the speaker by virtue of which he grasps the meaning. - A kind of general meaning that is beyond the scope of things known to him. - Meaning grants access to places where the body and the senses do not reach - the intended meaning does not behave like pain - cannot be isolated - Meaning does not spread in a medium.
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I 109
It even has to be diffuse in order to go beyond the particular.
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I 110
The context with reality, however, must remain.

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vern├╝nftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? M├╝nchen 2001


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