Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Seas of Language$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Dummett

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198236214

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198236212.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2019

What Is a Theory of Meaning? (II)

What Is a Theory of Meaning? (II)

(p.34) 2 What Is a Theory of Meaning? (II)
The Seas of Language

Michael Dummett (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

To know the meaning of a sentence is to know its truth‐conditions. Yet, in what does the knowledge of truth‐conditions consist? In many cases, it consists in knowing the way in which the truth of the sentence is dependent upon the truth of some other sentences in the language; in some cases, paradigmatically those of the statements of observation. This knowledge consists in the ability to give a report of observation. Then one must know a way. Hence, the notion of truth‐conditions no longer occupies the central place, being replaced by verification and falsification.

Keywords:   Davidson, intuitionism, manifestation, meaning, theory of meaning, truth, truth‐conditions, verification

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .