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I—Emma Borg: Must a Semantic Minimalist be a Semantic Internalist?

Emma Borg
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8349.2009.00171.x 31-51 First published online: 1 June 2009

Abstract

I aim to show that a semantic minimalist need not also be a semantic internalist. §I introduces minimalism and internalism and argues that there is a prima facie case for a minimalist being an internalist. §II sketches some positive arguments for internalism which, if successful, show that a minimalist must be an internalist. §III goes on to reject these arguments and contends that the prima facie case for uniting minimalism and internalism is also not compelling. §IV returns to an objection from §I and argues for a way to meet it which does not depend on giving up semantic externalism.

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