Single Idea 22282

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 4. Compositionality]

Full Idea

Some authors urge the strong notion of 'direct compositionality', which requires that the content of a sentence be explained in terms of the contents of the component parts of that very sentence.

Gist of Idea

'Direct compositonality' says the components wholly explain a sentence meaning


Michael Potter (The Rise of Analytic Philosophy 1879-1930 [2020], 05 'Sem')

Book Reference

Potter,Michael: 'The Rise of Anaytic Philosophy 1879-1930' [Routledge 2020], p.41

A Reaction

The alternative is that meaning is fully explained by an analysis, but that may contain more than the actual components of the sentence.

Related Idea

Idea 22283 Compositionality should rely on the parsing tree, which may contain more than sentence components [Potter]