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Anti-realism : the manifestation of semantic knowledge

Slade, Christina M.


Realistic views are fashionable. In this thesis, I defend a view opposed to realism, which Dummett calls "anti-realism". My defence of anti-realism depends on the assumption that a theory of meaning should explain how speakers understand one another. The theory should therefore describe linguistic abilities in terms of communicable features of linguistic practice: those which are exhaustively manifest in use. I call this the manifestation argument. In the first Chapter, I apply the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-09-27
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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