How do sentences do it?

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If it is asked: “How do sentences manage to represent?” – the answer might be: “Don’t you know? You certainly see it, when you use them.” For nothing is concealed. How do sentences do it? – Don’t you know? For nothing is hidden. But given this answer: “But you know how sentences do it, for nothing is concealed” one would like to retort “Yes, but it all goes by so quick, and I should like to see it as it were laid open to view.”.

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Lars Hertzberg
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Meaning and truth.P. F. Strawson - 2010 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Arguing About Language. Routledge.

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