What Does the Appeal to Use Do for the Theory of Meaning?
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Consider the following style of argument. What would one say, e.g., ‘Either he is your brother or he isn’t,’ for? Well, it is tantamount to saying, ‘There must be a definite answer: there are no two ways about it.’ We say this when someone is shilly-shallying, behaving as if it were no more right to say the one thing than the other: so the utterance of that instance of the law of excluded middle is an expression of the conviction that the sentence, ‘He is your brother,’ has a definite sense. That, therefore, is the meaning of the sentence, ‘Either he is your brother or he isn’t’: that is its use in the language.
KeywordsRiemann Hypothesis Complex Sentence Linguistic Practice Deductive Argument Negative Argument
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