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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
2,196 words

A problematic concept that stands at the center of semiotic inquiry, up to the nineteenth century meaning was considered mostly

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1,106 words

It is commonplace to introduce philosophical discussions of meaning by observing that the words mean and meaning are used in

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J. E. Tiles

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
3,861 words

The concept of meaning is every bit as problematic as the concept of mind, and for related reasons. For it seems to be the case that it is only ...

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Tim Crane

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
1,847 words
Twentieth-century philosophy, in both the ‘analytic’ and ‘contintental’ traditions, was preoccupied with questions about linguistic meaning and the way language relates to reality. In the ... More

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