From: Robin Faichney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 17 Jun 2006 - 12:33:43 GMT
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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