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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Burge, Tyler
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Tyler Burge
Meaning Cresswell I 89
Greeks / Hellenes / Burge / Cresswell, suppose a language in which Greeks means what Hellenes means now (post-classical Greek) - then "x believes that Aristotle is a Greek" becoomes wrong (because he believes that he is a classic Greek) - N.B. the string is now the same - VsQuotational Theory - i.e. the meaning is crucial -

Burge I
T. Burge
Origins of Objectivity Oxford 2010

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29