The use of 'use'
Whiting, Daniel (2008) The use of 'use'. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 76, 135-147.
Many equate the meaning of a linguistic expression with its use. This paper investigates prominent objections to the equivalence claim and argues that they are unsuccessful. Once one suitably distinguishes the kind of use to be identified with meaning, the two do not diverge. Doing so, however, requires employing terms that are cognates of ‘meaning’ (if not ‘meaning’ itself). Nonetheless, I stress, this does not count against the equivalence claim. Moreover, one should not assume that the circularity on this occasion is vicious.
|Keywords:||use, meaning, philosophy, language|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Philosophy
|Date Deposited:||18 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2012 12:24|
|Contributors:||Whiting, Daniel (Author)
|Contact Email Address:||email@example.com|
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