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Thu Aug 25 11:02:27 CDT 2011
§43 of the Investigations famously says:
Quote:For a large class of cases of the employment of the word
"meaning" - though not for all - this word can be explained in this
way: the meaning of the word is its use in the language.
And the meaning of a name is sometimes explained by pointing to its bearer.
The caveat in this passage ("though not for all") has always intrigued
me. Which class - or classes - of cases might Wittgenstein have wanted
to exclude? Of course, he gives an example of one such class at the
end: pointing to the bearer of a name.
But are there any others you can think of?
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