The Semantic Realism/Anti-Realism Dispute and Knowledge of Meanings

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dc.contributor.author Raatikainen, Panu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T12:13:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T12:13:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Raatikainen , P 2009 , ' The Semantic Realism/Anti-Realism Dispute and Knowledge of Meanings ' , The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication , vol. 5 , pp. 1-13 . https://doi.org/10.4148/biyclc.v5i0.287
dc.identifier.other PURE: 10105759
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/162160
dc.description.abstract Here the relationship between understanding and knowledge of meaning is discussed from two different perspectives: that of Dummettian semantic anti-realism and that of the semantic externalism of Putnam and others. The question addressed is whether or not the truth of semantic externalism would undermine a central premise in one of Dummett’s key arguments for anti-realism, insofar as Dummett’s premise involves an assumption about the transparency of meaning and semantic externalism is often taken to undermine such transparency. Several notions of transparency and conveyability of meaning are distinguished and it is argued that, though the Dummettian argument for anti-realism presupposes only a weak connection between knowledge of meaning and understanding, even this much is not trivially true in light of semantic externalism, and that semantic externalism, if true, would thus represent a reason for rejecting the crucial assumption on which the Dummettian argument depends. en
dc.format.extent 13
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.title The Semantic Realism/Anti-Realism Dispute and Knowledge of Meanings en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Philosophy (-2009)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.4148/biyclc.v5i0.287
dc.relation.issn 1944-3676
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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