Semantic Normativity

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  • Morteza Sedaghat Ahangari Hossein Zadeh Department of Management, Science and Technology, Amirkabir University of Techno- logy (Tehran Polytechnic)

Abstract

Semantic normativists believe that meaning has a constitutive part that imposes certain obligations on language users. The most famous candidates for such a part of meaning, according to them, are correctness, truth and intention. Semantic anti-normativists, in contrast, argue that each of these candidates is either not a constitutive part of meaning or, even if it is, it does not produce any obligations. In this paper, firstly, I show the account and the failure of the three above mentioned candidates respectively ; secondly, I introduce and use of Davidson’s triangulation thesis in order to argue for a more plausible candidate, namely linguistic communication.

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30-09-2015

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Sedaghat Ahangari Hossein Zadeh, Morteza. “Semantic Normativity”. Acta Philosophica 24, no. 2 (September 30, 2015): 385–396. Accessed July 23, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3806.

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