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How to Assess Theories of Meaning? Some Notes on the Methodology of Semantics

(How to Assess Theories of Meaning? Some Notes on the Methodology of Semantics)
Organon F, 2012, vol. 19, No 3, pp. 325-337.
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The paper presents a two-level approach to an assessment of meaning theories. To begin with, language is distinguished from lan guage-model and, analogously, meaning is discerned from a model of meaning. The first level of a theory assessment is presented as dealing with the relation of a model of meaning to intra-theoretical aims and assumptions of a theory with specific language-model. The second level of assessment concerns ontological, epistemological, logical and other assumptions underlying the respective language-model. Finally, several questions are set forth as methodological directives for elucidating hidden assumptions behind the theories of meaning.

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