Use and Its Place in Meaning

  • W. V. Quine
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 3)


The notion of meaning is stubborn. It does not submit readily to satisfactory scientific formulation, and yet it is deeply rooted in everyday discourse and not easily dispensed with. Semantics, moreover, or the theory of meaning, is a vitally important subject, despite the disreputable character of its ostensible subject matter.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. V. Quine
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  1. 1.Harvard UniversityUSA

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