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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Boghossian, Paul
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Paul Boghossian
Meaning Wright I 370
Boghossian: we consider a non-factualism that is based exclusively on meaning (not on truth),: there is no property such that a word means something, and consequently no such fact.
 Now that the truth condition of a sentence is a function of its significance, the non-fakcualism of meaning leads to a non-essential factualism concerning the truth conditions. Then we have:
For all S, P: "S has truth condition P" is not truth conditional.
For each S: "S" is not truthckonditional.
Intriguing consequence of a non-factualism of meaning: a global non-factualism. And precisely this is what distinguishes a non-factualism of meaning from a non-factualism with respect to any other object

Bogh I
Paul Boghossian
Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism Oxford 2007

Boghe I
Peter Boghossian
A manual for Creating Atheists Charlottesville 2013

Wri I
Cr. Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-01