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Re: [ontolog-forum] Run, put, and set

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From: sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 01:36:09 -0400 (EDT)
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Those comments you quoted are reasonable, but the point remains that those words have a very large number of senses.

> With this kind of evidence from dedicated practitioners, mustn't we
> conclude that Run, Put and Set are also interpreted subjectively, and
> situationally, rather than lexically?

All word senses develop from the situations in which they are used.

That's the point of Wittgenstein's later philosophy about language games.

The meaning of a word or the multiple meanings arise from the multiple ways of using the word in different situations for different purposes.


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