Dual-Aspect Semantics

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According to dual aspect semanticists, a theory of meaning for a language L consists of two components: one provides an account of the relations between language and the world (truth theory), the other an account of understanding and cognitive significance (inferential role). This chapter elaborates on these suggestions and argues that these theorists are wrong. Instead, it defends a purely Davidsonian truth theoretic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeaning, Mind, and Matter
Subtitle of host publicationPhilosophical Essays
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191595264
ISBN (Print)9780199580781
StatePublished - May 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Cognitive significance
  • Dual aspect semanticists
  • Theory of meaning
  • Truth theory


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