Moderate Holism: Answering to Criticism and Explaining Linguistic Phenomena

Fragmentos de Cultura 28 (n.2):258-270 (2018)
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In this paper I present a version of meaning holism proposed by Henry Jackman (1999a, 1999b, 2005 and 2015) entitled "moderate holism". I will argue that this moderate version of holism, in addition to responding to much of the criticism attributed to traditional semantic holism (such as translation, disagreement, change of mind and communication), is also extremely useful to explain the occurrence of several, such as vagueness and polysemy.
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