Philosophical Quarterly 51 (203):217-231 (2001)

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Asa Maria Wikforss
Stockholm University
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Ever since Putnam and Burge launched their respective attacks on individualist accounts of meaning the individualist has felt squeezed for space.1 Very little maneuvering room, it seems, is left for the philosopher who wants to deny that meaning and mental content depend on the speaker's social environment. One option, popular amongst individualists, is to grant that reference is socially determined but argue that there is nevertheless a notion of meaning or content that can be understood individualistically. That is, the individualist can opt for a
Keywords Conceptualism  Epistemology  Error  Externalism  Individualism  Social  Burge, T
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DOI 10.1111/j.0031-8094.2001.00225.x
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