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Meaning and Modes of Thought

Jonardon Ganeri

in Semantic Powers

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198237884
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679544 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237884.003.0005

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Meaning and Modes of Thought

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Vardhamāna's thesis, which claims that the property which delimits the extension of the term is itself a meaning relatum (vācya) of that term. It then discusses modes of thought, mode as Fregean senses, Gadādhara on the form of a meaning theory, and Raghunātha's austere theory.

Keywords: Vardhamā; meaning theory; modes of thought; Frege; Gadādhara; Raghunātha

Chapter.  20866 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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