The ontology of meanings [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Studies 137 (3):417 - 426 (2008)
In part 4 of Meaning, Expression, and Thought, Davis rejects what he calls Fregean ideational theories, according to which the meaning of an expression is an idea; and then presents his own account, which states that, e.g., the meaning of ‘Primzahl’ in German is the property of meaning prime number. Before casting doubt on the latter ontology of meanings, I come to Frege’s defence by pointing out that he was not an advocate of the position Davis named after him because Fregean senses are not lexical meanings and Fregean thoughts are not types of mental events.
|Keywords||Frege Meaning Properties Sense|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Tyler Burge (1977). Belief de Re. Journal of Philosophy 74 (6):338-362.
Tyler Burge (1979). Sinning Against Frege. Philosophical Review 88 (3):398-432.
Rudolf Carnap (1947/1956). Meaning and Necessity. University of Chicago Press.
Rudolf Carnap (1963). My Conceptions of the Logic of Modalities. In Paul Arthur Schilpp (ed.), The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap. La Salle, Ill.,Open Court. 889--900.
Alonzo Church (1943). Carnap's Introduction to Semantics. Philosophical Review 52 (3):298-304.
Citations of this work BETA
Sean Crawford (2014). Propositional or Non-Propositional Attitudes? Philosophical Studies 168 (1):179-210.
Similar books and articles
Mark Siebel (2008). Review: The Ontology of Meanings. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 137 (3):417 - 426.
Eric Margolis & Stephen Laurence (1998). Multiple Meanings and Stability of Content. Journal of Philosophy 95 (5):255-63.
Douglas Patterson (2005). Learnability and Compositionality. Mind and Language 20 (3):326–352.
Anfinn Stigen (1970). The Concept of a Human Action. Inquiry 13 (1-4):1 – 31.
Ernest Lepore & Kirk Ludwig (2006). Ontology in the Theory of Meaning. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (3):325 – 335.
Mark Bevir (2002). What Is a Text? International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (4):493-508.
Jerry Fodor & Ernie Lepore (2001). Why Compositionality Won't Go Away: Reflections on Horwich's 'Deflationary' Theory. Ratio 14 (4):350–368.
James Blachowicz (1994). Unarticulated Meaning. Erkenntnis 40 (1):43 - 70.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #112,678 of 1,679,339 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,792 of 1,679,339 )
How can I increase my downloads?