Phenomenological Reviews

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Sense and reference, again

Jocelyn Benoist(Pantheon-Sorbonne University)

pp. 93-113


Husserl's semantic is basically a theory of meaning. What, however, delimits the scope of meaning; can a theory of meaning distinguish the meaningful from the meaningless? This paper critically approaches Husserl's theory of meaning from its account of meaninglessness. Husserl's account of meaning-intention and meaning-fulfillment as well as contemporary debates regarding sense and reference are also discussed.

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Bloechl Jeffrey, de Warren Nicolas (2015) Phenomenology in a new key: Essays in honor of Richard Cobb-Stevens. Dordrecht, Springer.

Pages: 93-113

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02018-1_6

Full citation:

Benoist Jocelyn (2015) „Sense and reference, again“, In: J. Bloechl & N. De Warren (eds.), Phenomenology in a new key, Dordrecht, Springer, 93–113.