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Meaning, Denotation, Signification and Reference in TIL Theory

(Original title: Význam, denotácia, signifikácia a referencia v teórii TIL)
Filozofia, 60 (2005), 3, 176-184.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The Transparent Intensional Logic explicates the meaning of a linguistic expression as a construction. The construction is a hyperintensional entity. It is characterised as instructions for a „calculation“ of a concrete value. In the terminology of Pavel Tichy a linguistic expression denotes its meaning (construction), which construes the signification of the expression. If the signification is an intension, we can call it a reference of the expression. In several semantic conceptions the question of the denotation and of the reference are not treated equally. The terminological chaos can be resolved in a specific way thanks to „fine-grained“ character of the logical analysis offered by TIL.

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