Christopher Peacocke, "Truly Understood"



Christopher Peacocke, "Truly Understood"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199581975 | edition 2010 | File type: PDF | 360 pages | 2,65 mb

In Truly Understood, Christopher Peacocke argues that truth and reference have a much deeper role in the explanation of meaning and understanding than has hitherto been appreciated. Examination of specific concepts shows that a grasp of these concepts has to be characterized in terms of reference, identity, and relations to the world. Peacocke develops a positive general theory of understanding based on the idea that concepts are individuated by their fundamental reference rules, which contrasts sharply with conceptual-role, inferentialist, and pragmatist approaches to meaning.

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