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What is communicative success?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy. (Teoretisk filosofi)
2008 (English)In: Canadian journal of philosophy, ISSN 0045-5091, Vol. 38, no 1, 85-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The author presents a classical view of communicative success and defends it against modern views that compel a requirement of knowledge or reliability. He believes that there is no well-defined pre-theoretic concept of communicative success that is present as object of conceptual analysis. Moreover, he offers a theoretical argument for taking agreement in the mental context to be more basic than agreement in linguistic meaning. Lastly, he claims that non-compositional theories would be chosen by the charity principle because one can select more freely what meaning to assign to his sentences.

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Calgary: University of Calgary Press , 2008. Vol. 38, no 1, 85-115 p.
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Communication, language, communicative success
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Philosophy Philosophy
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Theoretical Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40813DOI: 10.1353/cjp.0.0011ISI: 000257340700004OAI: diva2:132774
Mening, Kommunikation, Förklaring
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