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Type: Artigo
Title: Können zwecke als grundlage für eine bedeutungstheorie dienen? wittgenstein über sprachliche zwecke und den zweck der sprache
Title Alternative: Can purposes serve as the basis for a theory of meaning? wittgenstein on linguistic purposes and the purpose of language
Author: Figueiredo, Florian Franken
Abstract: In this paper, I discuss whether the view that understanding is the ability to relate the use of an expression to a certain purpose leads to a theory of meaning as usage. In particular, I investigate the view that a theory of meaning relies on the assumption that use is related to immanent purposes of language. I inquire whether it is possible to identify those purposes that seem essential for the use of language. Interpreting Wittgenstein, I argue that this idea relies on a misunderstanding between purposes and effects. Single purposes are not to be conceived of as essential for the use of language. However, if we want to speak of an essential purpose of language, I argue, this purpose is to be conceived of as an end in itself. I draw the conclusion that the use of language is an end in itself rather than a means that fulfils essential purposes
Subject: Linguística
Country: Alemanha
Editor: De Gruyter
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1515/dzph-2019-0057
Date Issue: 2019
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