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Minimalism proposes a semantics that does not account for speakers’ intuitions about the truth conditions of a range of sentences or utterances. Thus, a challenge for this view is to offer an explanation of how its assignment of semantic contents to these sentences is grounded in their use. Such an account was mainly offered by Soames, but also suggested by Cappelen and Lepore. The article criticizes this explanation by presenting four kinds of counterexamples to it, and arrives at the conclusion that minimalism has not successfully answered the above-mentioned challenge.

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Palabras clave: H. Cappelen, E. Lepore, S. Soames, intuitions, minimalism





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Minimalism and Speakers’ Intuitions El minimalismo y las intuiciones de los hablantes MATÍAS GARIAZZO* Universidad de la República – Uruguay Abstract Minimalism proposes a semantics that does not account for speakers’ intuitions about the truth conditions of a range of sentences or utterances.
Thus, a challenge for this view is to offer an explanation of how its assignment of semantic contents to these sentences is grounded in their use.
Such an account was mainly offered by Soames, but also suggested by Cappelen and Lepore.
The article criticizes this explanation by presenting four kinds of counterexamples to it, and arrives at the conclusion that minimalism has not successfully answered the above-mentioned challenge. Keywords: H.
Cappelen, E.
Lepore, S.
Soames, intuitions, minimalism. Resumen El minimalismo propone una semántica que no da cuenta de las intuiciones de los hablantes acerca de las condiciones de verdad de una gama de proposiciones o enunciados.
Por lo tanto, uno de los retos que enfrenta dicha posición es el de brindar una explicación de cómo su atribución de contenidos semánticos a estas proposiciones se fundamenta en el uso.
Dicha explicación fue ofrecida principalmente por Soames pero también sugerida por Cappelen y Lepore.
El artículo desarrolla una crítica de esta explicación mediante cuatro tipos de contraejemplos y llega a la conclusión de que el minimalismo no logra responder exitosamente al reto que se le plantea. Palabras clave: H.
Cappelen, E.
Lepore, S.
Soames, intuiciones, minimalismo. Article received: July 12 2010; accepted: October 28 2010. * mgariazzo1@gmail.com ideas y valores · vol.
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146 • agosto de 2011 • issn 0120-0062 • bogotá, colombia • páginas 97 - 110 o [ 9 8] MATÍAS GARIAZZO The view that philosophers like Cappelen-Lepore (2005a) and Emma Borg (2007) call “minimalism” constitutes an approach to the semantics-pragmatics distinction.
An important feature of this view is...






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