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[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 2. Semantics]

Full Idea

Success semantics is the attempt to understand mental representation by thinking about the ways in which representing the world can lead to success in action.

Gist of Idea

Success semantics explains representation in terms of success in action


Carrie Jenkins (Grounding Concepts [2008], 6.3)

Book Reference

Jenkins,Carrie: 'Grounding Concepts' [OUP 2008], p.187

A Reaction

I take this to be what is also known as 'teleological semantics'. It sounds to me as if this might help to explain success in action, but isn't going to explain the representations that result in the success.