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Single Idea 18992

[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 4. Meaning as Truth-Conditions]

Full Idea

A sentence's meaning is to do with its truth-value in various possible scenarios, AND the factors responsible for that truth-value.

Gist of Idea

Sentence-meaning is the truth-conditions - plus factors responsible for them


Stephen Yablo (Aboutness [2014], Intro)

Book Reference

Yablo,Stephen: 'Aboutness' [Princeton 2014], p.2

A Reaction

The thesis of his book, which I welcome. I'm increasingly struck by the way in which much modern philosophy settles for a theory being complete, when actually further explanation is possible. Exhibit A is functional explanations. Why that function?