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I hope I am not alone here in feeling that, whether or not Professor Dummett’s very rich paper was hard to swallow, it was not all that easy to follow. It is for this reason, and also for the fact that I am far from able to join the battle of the giants that is taking place here, that I have decided to be a glossator rather than a commentator.
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- 1.In his William James lectures series, Harvard, 1976.Google Scholar
- 2.See, however, Dummett’s 1974 paper “Postscript” (Synthese 27: 523–534) where he takes Quine’s position to resemble Frege’s (cognitivist) one, in that for both the idea that meaning has to do with knowledge is “a regulative principle for the theory of meaning” (p. 524).Google Scholar