Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Millikan, Ruth
 
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Meaning (Intending) I 154
To mean/Parrot/Millikan: the parrot cannot mean the question of course.
To mean/Millikan: I can mean something with "monotreme", because I intend that the word has an eigenfunction, even if I cannot specify it in detail.
Expert/Layman/to mean/understanding/knowing/knowledge/Millikan: the paradox does not come from the fact that I cannot mean the same as the expert, but that there is a sense in which the expert knows what he means with "monotreme". And in this sense I do not know it ((s) not what I mean and not what the expert means). > Elm/beech example

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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