Re: What Meaning Means (was: RE: presentation)

From: Robin Faichney (
Date: Sat 17 Jun 2006 - 12:33:43 GMT

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    Saturday, June 17, 2006, 12:08:56 PM, I wrote:

    > I follow Wittgenstein in viewing the meaning of language as its use in
    > a given context. You know what a word means if and only if you know
    > how to use it.

    > ... "What a word means" in the previous paragraph is a matter of
    > convention, ie what's in many minds.

    On "mature reflection" I retract that. "What a word means" in that context covers not just convention but also unconventional usage.

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