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Psychology and Meaning


By RUDCJLF^C^RNAP
Professor of Philosophy in the University of Chicago
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
CHICAGO ILLINOIS
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, CHICAGO 37
Cambridge University Press, London, N.W. 1, England
W. J. Gage & Co., Limited, Toronto 2B, Canada
Copyright 1947 by the University of Chicago. All rights
reserved.
Published 1947. Second Impression 1948. Composed and
printed by
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, Chicago, Illinois ,
U.S.A.
PREFACE
The main purpose of this book is the development of a
new method for
the semantical analysis of meaning, that is, a new
method for analyzing
and describing the meanings of linguistic expressions.
This method, called
the method of extension and intension, is developed by
modifying and ex-
tending certain customary concepts, especially those of
class and property.
The method will be contrasted with various other
semantical methods
used in traditional philosophy or by contemporary
authors. These other
methods have one characteristic k^corfflHbi^Wrhey all
regard an expression
in a language as a name of a concrete or abstract
entity. In contradistinc-
tion, the method here proposed takes an expression, not
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