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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Anscombe, G. E. M.
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Meaning I 78
Meaning/"I"/Anscombe: the question of the meaning must be asked when it is asked what self-consciousness is. What is the meaning of "self" in self-consciousness?
This can be a commonality between the proper names and the "I": for the use of a name of objects is necessarily connected with a concept (conception) of this object.
Syntactic structures of proper names: Problem: one cannot simply transfer them to "I": otherwise self-consciousness results as self-consciousness "of" something, precisely from a self. This could not capture the error security against false identification!
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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26