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Meaning without Truth$
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Stefano Predelli

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695638

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695638.001.0001

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The Vagaries of Use, Part Two

The Vagaries of Use, Part Two

(p.41) 3 The Vagaries of Use, Part Two
Meaning without Truth

Stefano Predelli

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers further results of settlement, grounded on an expression’s syntactic structure and on its truth-conditional meaning. The importance of the distinction between character and settlement is highlighted by the presentation of a few criteria for a ‘Fallacy of Misplaced Character’. As an example of the perils of Misplaced Character, section three discusses the case of ‘I exist’, a sentence often improperly deemed to be true by virtue of character alone. The final section introduces a preliminary treatment of a further component within linguistic uses, namely force, and discusses examples in the vicinity of Moore’s paradox.

Keywords:   settlement, misplaced character, force, moore’s paradox

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