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Do meanings of statements exist?

The doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modification. This comes up every few days here. This narrow definition of the term "Materialism" is clearly out of date ...
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Do meanings of statements exist?

There is a well-known objection to your Premise 2. Quine offers a famous externalist, materialist account of meaning in his book "Word and Object." As I recall, he calls this notion of ...
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Do meanings of statements exist?

No, it does not rely on a misunderstanding of the word "exist". Meanings exist in the normal everyday sense of the word. Ask anyone who is not trained in materialist philosophy. Meanings ...
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Do meanings of statements exist?

Meaning comes from the shared use of words in the relationships between people. Meaning is the resulting shared concepts invoked in peoples' minds. Materialism posits that these people, the modes of ...
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Understanding Dennett's Philosophy of Mind

First, Dennett might better be called an material eliminativist. From WP: The most common versions are eliminativism about propositional attitudes, as expressed by Paul and Patricia Churchland, and ...
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