Truth and meaning redux

Philosophical Studies 154 (2):251-77 (2011)
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Abstract

In this paper, we defend Davidson's program in truth-theoretical semantics against recent criticisms by Scott Soames. We argue that Soames has misunderstood Davidson's project, that in consequence his criticisms miss the mark, that appeal to meanings as entities in the alternative approach that Soames favors does no work, and that the approach is no advance over truth-theoretic semantics.

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Ernie LePore
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Kirk Ludwig
Indiana University, Bloomington

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Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
Inquiries Into Truth And Interpretation.Donald Davidson - 1984 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 17 (2):278-279.
Truth and meaning.Donald Davidson - 1967 - Synthese 17 (1):304-323.

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