Chapter

The Making of Semantic Fact

Charles Travis

in The Uses of Sense

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245871
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598630 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199245878.003.0002
 The Making of Semantic Fact

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Consider words produced in given surroundings. How do the surroundings contribute to the words representing things as they do? This chapter sketches, briefly, a way in which, for our words, human perceptions of reasonable expectations (of the words) may play a role.

Keywords: context; doubt; meaning; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  23222 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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