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Contextualism vs. Minimalism and Methodological Principles

(Original title: Kontextualismus vs. minimalismus a metodologické principy)
Organon F, 2012, vol. 19, Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 227-238.
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The conflict between semantic minimalism and semantic contextualism seems to be irreconcilable. I suggest to view the controversy rather as a controversy concerning methodological principles which should govern investigation of language and meaning. It can be shown that some of the classically adopted principles are implausible, their a bit modified version would by more appropriate. Consequently, there will be no need to conform to any of the two extreme positions.


contextualism; minimalism; semantics; methodological principles

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