Philosophers and literary critics have long discussed the meaning of words-or, more exactly, whether words themselves have any real meaning. The argument, Mr. Henson suggests, is relevant also to legal criticism. "Words about words may generate and perpetuate arguments, but they do not solve problems involving people and things."
Ray D. Henson,
A Criticism of Criticism: In Re Meaning,
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