This book aims to provide an in-depth understanding of linguistic meaning, a central theme in twentieth-century philosophy, and its various connections with criteria. Part I examines four major recent theories of meaning, linguistic rules and conventions, and practices. In Part II, after an extended analysis of the concept of criterion against the backdrop of Ludwig Wittgenstein's altIgPhilosophical Investigations and the post-Wittgenstein period, various connections between criteria and meaning are revealed in relation to both non-evaluative and evaluative concepts. The last chapter details various sorts of error and confusion in a host of important philosophical views resulting from an improper understanding of criteria, conditions, and evidence.Chapter 2 The Truth-Conditional Theory of Linguistic Meaning i The Truth- Conditional Theory: Davidson, Williams In ... for what I call a theory of meaning has after all turned out to make no use of meanings, whether of sentences or of words.
|Title||:||Meaning & Criteria|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2007|