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Zebras, intransigence & semantic apocalypse: problems for dispositional metasemantics

Andow, J. (2016) Zebras, intransigence & semantic apocalypse: problems for dispositional metasemantics. Philosophia, 44 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1574-9274

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s11406-015-9684-5

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Complete information dispositional metasemantics says that our expressions get their meaning in virtue of what our dispositions to apply those terms would be given complete information. The view has recently been advanced and argued to have a number of attractive features. I argue that that it threatens to make the meanings of our words indeterminate and doesn't do what it was that made a dispositional view attractive in the first place.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:49273
Publisher:Springer Verlag

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