Works by Becker, Kelly M. (exact spelling)

  1. Meaning Holism: An Articulation and Defense.Kelly M. Becker - 1999 - Dissertation, University of California, San Diego
    Meaning holism says that the meaning of an expression depends on all of its inferential connections. This dissertation defends this view from the objections that its grounds are infirm and that any theory of meaning holism faces insuperable difficulties. I argue that there are indeed compelling Quinean grounds for holism . I explicate the debate between Quine and Carnap over the status of analyticity, concluding that Quine is right to deny the distinction between inferences that are constitutive of expression meanings (...)
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