Journal of Philosophical Logic

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 155–169 | Cite as

Meaning and Circular Definitions

  • Francesco Orilia


Gupta"s and Belnap"s Revision Theory of Truth defends the legitimacy of circular definitions. Circularity, however, forces us to reconsider our conception of meaning. A readjustment of some standard theses about meaning is here proposed, by relying on a novel version of the sense–reference distinction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Orilia
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze UmaneUniversita di MacerataMacerataItaly

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