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Rationality, Value, and Meaning

Jonathan Dancy

in Ethics Without Principles

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270026
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199270023.003.0011
Rationality, Value, and Meaning

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Suggests that particularist conceptions of rationality, in general, can be applied to the philosophy of language. Semantic competence does not require that each distinct semantic unit makes the same contribution in all contexts. Distinguishes weak and strong forms of compositionalism, arguing for the former.

Keywords: competence; compositionalism; context; meaning; semantic

Chapter.  4622 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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