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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 13124
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   Semantic Normativity
  Author(s):  Morteza Sedaghat
  Status:   To Appear
  Journal: Acta Philosophica
  Supported by:  IPM
Semantic normativists believe that meaning has a constitutive part that imposes certain obligations on language users. The most famous candidates for such a part of meaning, according to them, are correctness, truth and intention. Semantic anti-normativists, in contrast, argue that each of these candidates is either not a constitutive part of meaning or, even if it is, it does not produce any obligations. In this paper, firstly, I show the account and the failure of the three above mentioned candidates respectively; secondly, I introduce and use of Davidson's triangulation thesis in order to argue for a more plausible candidate, namely linguistic communication

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