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

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Ernie LePore
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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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.
Keywords Donald Davidson  Truth  Meaning  truth-theoretic semantics  Scott Soames  Semantics  Propositions
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