Reflections on Meaning

Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press ; (2005)

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Paul Horwich
New York University
Abstract
Paul Horwich's main aim in Reflections on Meaning is to explain how mere noises, marks, gestures, and mental symbols are able to capture the world--that is, how words and sentences (in whatever medium) come to mean what they do, to stand for certain things, to be true or false of reality. His answer is a groundbreaking development of Wittgenstein's idea that the meaning of a term is nothing more than its use. While the chapters here have appeared as individual essays, Horwich has edited them to make a continuous argument, focused on articulating and developing an important new conception of language.
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Call number B105.M4.H67 2005
ISBN(s) 9780199251254   0199251258   019925124X   9780199251247  
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