Vol. 18 Núm. 2 (1998)

Escepticismo semántico y teorías del significado

Juan Manuel Comesaña
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publicado 1998-11-01


In severa] works H. Putnam has developed an argument addressed against "realist" semantic theories (in particular, against causal theories of reference ). In this paper I argue that Putnam's argument is weaker than what is generally supposed, as Devitt has shown in Realism and Truth. I disagree, however, with Devitfs latest strategy against model-theoretic arguments as presented in an ''Afterword'' to that book.