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Re: [xmca] Re: Word Meaning and Action: What' Plausible branch?
I wonder how much we would agree or disagree on a position that I stated
bluntly in an earlier post: that
Words _ARE_ words only within languages.
A great deal follows from this idea, if it's accepted.
If it's not accepted, I sincerely don't have any idea what people mean by
On Fri, 17 Jun 2011, Martin Packer wrote:
Mike, I wasn't attributing the "it's just sound" view to you. Rather, this seems to be Andy's view: that meaning is all in the listener; what is in the world is just material sound. I think you and I agree that speech is both material *and* ideal. The ideal has objective existence. Meaning is in the world.
This is the difficulty of three people talking at once!
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