more from Gabriel M.A. Segal

Single Idea 3103

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 6. Broad Content]

Full Idea

It has been argued (e.g. by Tyler Burge) that certain relations to other language users are determinants of content.

Gist of Idea

Maybe content involves relations to a language community


Gabriel M.A. Segal (A Slim Book about Narrow Content [2000], 1.4)

Book Reference

Segal,Gabriel M.A.: 'A Slim Book about Narrow Content' [MIT 2000], p.10

A Reaction

Burge's idea (with Wittgenstein behind him) strikes me as plausible (more plausible than water and elms determining the content). Our concepts actually shift during conversations.