Meaning and Reading

Meaning and Reading

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According to the traditional view, meaning presents itself under the form of some kind of identity. To give the meaning of a sentence amounts to being capable of producing some substitute based on the identity of the terms of the sentence. Is then the meaning of a book, or of any text, the capacity of rewriting it? Instead of retaining a double-standard theory of meaning, one for sentences and another for texts, that would allow for an ad hoc gap, the author provides a unified conception, called the question view of language he has developed, known as problematology. He pursues a systematic analysis of questioning in literature and shows how questioning makes the understanding process possible.naturally refer back to the question which could arise or did arise concerning the meaning of the terms employed. Thus, the ... Even the terminology currently employed betrays the allegiance to empiricism when philosophers speak of a#39; referencea#39; instead of referentiality. ... In other words, does the reference theory provide a more fundamental way of explaining how judgments are formed and why they areanbsp;...

Title:Meaning and Reading
Author:Michel Meyer
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1983-01-01


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