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Inferentialism and Communication: Language and the Code Table Problem
- 1.0350960 - FLU-F 2011 RIV ES eng C - Conference Paper (international conference)
Inferentialism and Communication: Language and the Code Table Problem.
LogKCA-10: Proceedings of the Second ILCLI International Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge, Communication and Action. Bilbao: Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco. Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, 2010 - (Arrazola, X.; Ponte, M.), s. 103-116. ISBN 978-84-9860-443-6.
[The ILCLI International Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge, Communication and Action 'LogKCA-10'. Donostia - San Sebastian (ES), 03.11.2010-05.11.2010]
R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP401/10/1279
Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514
Keywords : language * meaning * inferentialism * communication
Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion
Many linguists and philosophers of language take for granted that language is a code; and hence that it is liable to what can be called the code table problem: To communicate via a code, we need a code table; but to be able to agree on a code table, we need to communicate. This paper argues that if we free ourselves from this received wisdom, we might be able to better understand not only how language works in communication, but also how it might have come into being. The alternative conception of language put forward in this article is that of inferentialism: linguistic communication is not seen in terms of encoding/decoding, but rather in terms of making moves within a space that is opened up by the rules of our language, providing for certain brand new kind of human actions: meaningful pronouncements.
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