Naturalist Semantics and the Appeal to Structure

Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):57-74 (2006)
We need not accommodate facts about meaning if Quine is right about the indeterminacy of subsentential expressions; there can be no such facts to accommodate. Evans argued that Quine’s approach overlooks the ways speakers use predication to endow their use of subsentential expressions with the necessary determinacy. This paper offers a critical assessment of the debate in relation to current arguments about naturalism and shows how Evans’s response depends on a basic claim that turns out to be false
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2006.tb00003.x
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