Theories of meaning

Wang Lu
March 2008
Frontiers of Philosophy in China;Mar2008, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p83
Academic Journal
The article discusses the theories of meaning, specifically the theories by Michael Dummett, and Donald Davidson. The theory of meaning according to Dummett has two components, the sense, and reference, and the theory of force. On the other hand, Davidson stated that the theory of meaning is equated with the theory of truth. The framework for the theories by both Dummett, and Davidson's T-sentence equation, which states that s is true if and only if p, are discussed, and are compared with the developments of G. Frege's theory of meaning.


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