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  • M. J. Cresswell
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Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 28)

Abstract

I once described as the ‘most certain principle’ of semantics the fact that if two sentences α and β are such that α is true and β is false then α and β do not mean the same [10, p. 69]. It is perhaps more a slogan than a principle, and, like all slogans, requires explanation and qualification. Nevertheless, it still does seem to me the most certain thing I know about meaning, and any adequate semantic theory must, in my view, give content to this principle and respect it.

Keywords

Propositional Attitude Prepositional Phrase Modifier View Predicate Expression Predicate Modifier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Cresswell
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyVictoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

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