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Expression: phrase, word, formula, or part of a formula. Below the level of sentences, therefore not true or false.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Uwe Meixner on Expressions - Dictionary of Arguments

I 71
Expression/Express/Meixner: expressing something is not referencing.
Functions can be expressed by unconfirmed expressions.
>Functions, >Unsaturated.
Predicate: expresses a property, it does not denominate it!
>Predicates, >Properties, >Naming, >Denotation.
Predicate: is a linguistic indicator of universals, more direct than names.
>Universals, >Names.
I 102
Expression/Denominating/Meixner: Facts are expressed by sentences and denominated by that-sentences (subordinate clauses).
>States of affairs, >That-sentences, >Levels/order, >Description levels, >Exemplification.
I 118
Expressions/Expressing/Meixner: sentences can express something that is not in line with their meaning, e.g. "the sentence on page n line 1 is wrong ...".
>Propositions, cf. >Paradoxes.
I 152
Expressing: sentence expresses both a proposition and a fact (if it expresses something different from its meaning) - proposition: content of the sentence - fact: is unambiguously determined by this sentence content (proposition).
I 153
Expressing: concepts such as universals through predicates.
Satisfaction: concepts are satisfied by entities.
Exemplification: universals by entities - instantiating/instantiation: concepts and universals by entities (inverse to instantiation: concepts and universals apply to entities)
Cf. >True of.
I 154
Expression/Expressing: Predicates express concepts or properties (universals). - concepts do not express anything, universals do not express anything, properties express nothing, they are expressed.
Sentence: expresses proposition or fact.
Fact, proposition: express nothing, they are expressed.
E.g. "author of Waverley", "the person who is identical with Scott" do not express the same universal singularisation, but they do denominate the same individual.
E.g. "brother of..."/"only brother of": ((s) can apply to the same individual, or "only" to none.)

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Mei I
U. Meixner
Einführung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004

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