Chapter Chapter The Colour of the Leaves

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199281732
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603204 | DOI:
Chapter  Chapter  The Colour of the Leaves

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This chapter confronts the popular contextualist challenge to the traditional view of meaning and truth. Focusing on Charles Travis’ ‘painted leaves’ examples, it suggests that the contextualist criticism is grounded on confusions between the content and structure of natural-language semantics on the one hand, and its applications on the other. The final section focuses on underarticulationist views, and on their relationship with traditional natural language semantics.

Keywords: contextualism; meaning; truth; underarticulation

Chapter.  13204 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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