Aims and Ambitions of the DTM

  • Paweł Grabarczyk
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 409)


The chapter consists of two main parts. In the first part I look at the DTM from a contemporary point of view and position it amongst other theories of meaning. I explain the reasons why I call it a “semantic” theory even though it does not tell us anything about the reference of terms and the reasons behind calling it a “pragmatic” theory. In the second part I introduce 18 desiderata for theories of meaning and suggest that the best way of evaluating theories of this type is to see, how many of these desiderata does a given theory fulfill.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LodzIT University of CopenhagenLodzPoland

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