Acta Analytica 30 (3):293-304 (2015)

Adam C. Podlaskowski
Fairmont State University
In this essay, the tension that Benacerraf identifies for theories of mathematical truth is used as the vehicle for arguing against a particular desideratum for semantic theories. More specifically, I place in question the desideratum that a semantic theory, provided for some area of discourse, should run in parallel with the semantic theory holding for the rest of the language. The importance of this desideratum is also made clear by means of tracing out the subtle implications of its rejection.
Keywords Meaning  Semantics  Benacerraf  Truth conditions  Pluralism
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-014-0250-8
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