Final Review

Final Review - 19:20 1.IdeationalTheoryofMeaning

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19:20 1. Ideational Theory of Meaning A theory holding that the meaning of a word is the idea with which it is  regularly associated or for which it stands. According to the theory, ideas are  private and independent of language. Language is a tool for providing publicly  observable indications of private ideas and to convey these ideas to others. A  linguistic expression gets its meaning by being used to indicate ideas. Meanings are shared and ideas cannot be shared 2. Vacuous Names  Names that seem to have no meaning but do.  Sense o Sense is understood as how a word contributes to the meaning of a  sentence o Senses are abstract entities o The meanings of words are Fregean senses  Reference o The reference is the object that the expression refers to. For instance, the  name Mark Twain refers to Mark Twain, i.e. Samuel Clemens, the man 
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course PHIL 100d taught by Professor Rescorla during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Final Review - 19:20 1.IdeationalTheoryofMeaning

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