David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (1):21-35 (2005)
It has been suggested recently that Heideggers philosophy entails a linguistic idealism because it is committed to the thesis that meaning determines reference. I argue that a careful consideration of the relationship between meaning and signification in Heideggers work does not support the strong sense of determination required by this thesis. By examining Heideggers development of Husserls phenomenology, I show that discourse involves a logic that articulates meaning into significations. Further analysis of Heideggers phenomenological method at work shows that while meaning serves as a condition of possibility of signification in the sense that all possibilities for a terms signification are latent in the meaning of that term, meaning under-determines signification and hence reference. Key Words: discourse language linguistic idealism logic meaning phenomenology signification.
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