Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Peirce on meaning

Added on by jay odenbaugh.

Peirce famously wrote, 

Consider what effects, that might conceivably have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to have. Then, our conception of these effects is the whole of our conception of the object. 

Do you think this is adequate account of the meaning of words or concepts? Why or why? 

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