All meaning is attributed by nothing more and nothing less than drawing mental correlations between different 'objects' of physiological sensory perception and/or oneself.
Terrapin Station replied:
You have to do this via correlations (given my view)...
creative agreed with a caveat:
The problem is that a brain alone insufficient for drawing correlations, as is our faculty of physiological sensory perception. It is for this reason and more, that I say that it makes no sense to talk about the location of meaning.
Terrapin Station then asked:
I'm thinking that you do not fully grasp the brute strength of what I've been arguing here, for if you did, the above question wouldn't have been asked. I'm giving/offering/telling you that every imaginable example of meaning consists of mental correlations drawn between 'objects' of physiological sensory perception and/or oneself. That's a universal claim as well, and as such it must meet precisely the same criterion as your own - it must be able to take proper account of every sensible use of the term "meaning". Do you have one example to the contrary? That's all it takes...Wait--what about giving examples?