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Thought and Reality$
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Michael Dummett

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207275.001.0001

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Justificationist Theories of Meaning

Justificationist Theories of Meaning

(p.56) 5 Justificationist Theories of Meaning
Thought and Reality

Michael Dummett (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter addresses the questions: what forces a truth-conditional theory of meaning or of content to be circular? And what would a non-circular theory be like? It argues that a non-circular theory of meaning would require a knowledge of the meaning of a sentence or word to include knowledge about how to use that sentence or word; a non-circular theory of content would demand a grasp of a proposition or of one of its constituent concepts to include knowledge about how to frame that proposition or some range of propositions involving that concept and to act on it or them.

Keywords:   truth-conditional theory of meaning, content, Frege

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