Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Dewey, John
 
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Meaning Suhr I 164
Meaning/Dewey: The flower means something in the act, it has meaning. E.g. It has the property of being wearable. The consequences are the real nature of the thing. To comprehend them is to grasp the definition.

Dew II
J. Dewey
Essays in Experimental Logic Minneola 2004

Dew I
Martin Suhr
John Dewey zur Einf├╝hrung Hamburg 2016


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-28