Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 1 (46):20-33 (2011)
|Abstract||In this paper a dispositional account of meaning is offered. Words might dispose towards a particular or ‘literal’ meaning, but whether this meaning is actually conveyed when expressed will depend on a number of factors, such as speaker’s intentions, the context of the utterance and the background knowledge of the hearer. It is thus argued that no meaning is guaranteed or necessitated by the words used.|
|Keywords||Meaning Dispositions Contextualism|
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