Disputatio 1 (16):26-37 (2004)

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Ricardo Santos
Universidade de Lisboa
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In this paper, I argue that the cleavage between the theory of reference and the theory of meaning, which under the influence of Quine has dominated a large part of the philosophy of language of the last fifty years, is based on a misrepresentation of Tarski's achievement and on an overestimation of the scope and value of disquotation. In particular, I show that, if we accept Davidson's critique of disquotation, the same kind of reasons that Quine offered in opposition to the Carnapian theory of meaning also apply, mutatis mutandis, to the Tarskian theory of reference.
Keywords truth  meaning  reference  Tarski  Quine
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DOI 10.2478/disp-2004-0002
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