How Should We Understand the Social Character of Language?
- In this paper I explore Dummett's commitment to the social character of language. I explain how the commitment emerges, and how it connects with the work of both Frege and Wittgenstein. I suggest Dummett has a particular conception of the social character of language, and I contrast this with Davidson's conception of the social character of linguistic behaviour. I also suggest that these different conceptions of the social can be traced to their very different views concerning the determinacy of meaning.
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