Category: Words and Meanings

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10/31/12

Permalink 08:35:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 764 words   English (US)
Categories: Words and Meanings

Formulating a Phenomenological Theory of Language and Meaning

This post concludes the series on language and meaning that I have been blogging on in recent weeks. Along the way, I used the Modern Phenomenological Method (MPhM). This method involves several steps through which one can come to a reasonable and rel… more »
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10/24/12

Permalink 11:15:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 644 words   English (US)
Categories: Words and Meanings

Why Wittgenstein is Wrong about Language and Meaning

This post continues the series on language and meaning. In prior posts, I laid out the case that language has meaning based on the ideas that we have in mind when we communicate, and that this meaning is socially constructed but it also ultimately deri… more »
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10/17/12

Permalink 08:59:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1384 words   English (US)
Categories: Words and Meanings

The Conceptual Atoms

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. In the several posts since, I have laid out the evidence that shows that t… more »
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10/10/12

Permalink 09:11:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 735 words   English (US)
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The Nature of Concepts

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. In the several posts since, I have laid out the evidence that shows that t… more »
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10/03/12

Permalink 11:06:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 550 words   English (US)
Categories: Words and Meanings

Communicative Meaning is Socially Constructed

It is true that there must be a relation between the symbols used for communication and pure concepts, but this relation is quite complex. One thing is clear is that there is not a one-to-one correspondence between pure concepts and the symbols that ar… more »
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09/26/12

Permalink 09:01:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1236 words   English (US)
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Can the Meaning of Language be Objective?

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. Since then, I have posted on a few different theories of language and mean… more »
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09/19/12

Permalink 10:01:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1409 words   English (US)
Categories: Words and Meanings

Language and Meaning: What is the Connection?

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. Since then, I have posted on a few different theories of language and mean… more »
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09/12/12

Permalink 11:19:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1688 words   English (US)
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How Does Language Have Meaning? Part 4: Language of Thought

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. Since then, I have posted on a few different theories of language and mean… more »
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09/05/12

Permalink 10:00:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1098 words   English (US)
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How Does Language Have Meaning? Part 3: Semantic Holism

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. Last week's post explained a little about past attempts to use logic to an… more »
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08/29/12

Permalink 10:22:00 pm, by Brandon Norgaard Email , 1762 words   English (US)
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How Does Language Have Meaning? Part 2: Logic

This post continues the series on language and meaning. The first post asked the question of how language has meaning and how we can come to know what words and sentences mean. Last week's post explained the simplest proposed answers to this question,… more »
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