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From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 16:36:26 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTinz74wNlCrEDBRzvlYIPgSzcHmv0xrVQ5bo4yjh@mail.gmail.com>
To: AWWSW TF <public-awwsw@w3.org>
FYI I'm re-reading
  "Use and its place in meaning"
  "Five milestones of empiricism"
and some others from the collection _Theories and Things_ by Quine.
(I can only get 23 pages of it in google books unfortunately.)

I can see that this is where some of my prejudices regarding meaning,
reference, identity, etc. come from. e.g. his answer to "what is a
meaning" and the second milestone (sentences instead of words)

I'm an amateur so have no idea how well regarded Quine is by
contemporary philosophers, but it's making sense to me today...

Jonathan
Received on Friday, 28 May 2010 20:37:00 UTC

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