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Meaning and Epistemic Subjectivity

  • Gaetano Fiorin
  • Denis Delfitto
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Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 25)

Abstract

In this chapter, we consider the implications for the thesis of semantic externalism of the finding that perspective and, with it, acquaintance are pervasive properties of natural language meaning. We shall see that acquaintance does entail an element of epistemic subjectivity but does not necessarily entail an element of ontological subjectivity, at least under a strictly Russellian definition of acquaintance.

Keywords

Sensorial acquaintance Epistemic subjectivity Ontological subjectivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaetano Fiorin
    • 1
  • Denis Delfitto
    • 2
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of VeronaVeronaItaly

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