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Single Idea 14621

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 2. Semantics]

Full Idea

Semantics should be conceived as a body of semantic requirements or facts - and not as a body of semantic truths, or as an assignment of semantic values.

Gist of Idea

Semantics is a body of semantic requirements, not semantic truths or assigned values


Kit Fine (Semantic Necessity [2010], 5)

Book Reference

'Modality', ed/tr. Hale,B/Hoffman,A [OUP 2010], p.79

A Reaction

The 'truths' view is Tarski, and the 'values' view is Frege. You'll have to read the Fine paper to grasp his subtle claim.