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Semantics
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I. Linguistics and Literary Studies

The problem of the meaning and significance of expressions, linguistic signs, and words has arisen explicitly every time the topic of language has been addressed, at least since the time of Socrates and the Sophistic school (Plato, Cratylus). In antiquity there was still debate over whether signs had their meaning “by nature” or “by convention”; today it is general…

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Stoellger, Philipp and Künne, Wolfgang, “Semantics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024814>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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