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Theory of meaning

Subtitle:
sense, force, tone and truth
Abstract:

This thesis examines Michael Dummett's form of a theory of meaning for natural language. I argue that Dummett's extension of Frege's formal techniques to the semantics of natural language, based on the categories of sense, force and tone, and the centrality of truth, provides an inadequate theoretical account of linguistic competence.

Part One examines the celebrated sense-force distinction. Dummett's schematic model of force-indicators and sentence-radicals ignores or mishandles sem...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1994
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602325098
URN:
uuid:3995121e-4d4f-4621-a5a7-ed3da6958fd3
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td:602325098
Language:
English
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