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Sentences: sentences are linguistic forms for expressing existent or non-existent issues of conditions, wishes, questions or commands. Statements can be true or false, unlike other forms of sentences like questions or single words. See also subsentential, truth, statements.
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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Arthur N. Prior on Sentences - Dictionary of Arguments

I 6
Sentences/Prior: sentences are different from what we want to say with them - as well as what we think is different from what we think about.
, >Propositions, >"About", >Intentionality,
>Levels/order, >Description levels.
I 13
Sentences/Prior: not about propositions - e.g. "The sentence S is only seemingly about propositions" is itself only seemingly about propositions." (solution: it is a sentence about the sentence) - E.g. "the proposition that the sun is hot, is true" about the sun.
I 19
Sentences/Prior: sentences denote nothing, just names.
>Designation, >Proper names, >Sentences.
Sentence: no relation between two names but between name and predicate that is expressed by the clause - expressing instead denoting.
>Expressions, >Predicates.
Instead of "fear +" that -sentence": "fear that" + sentence.
Left hand side: predicate - rightright hand side: connection.
>That, >That sentences.
I 52f
Sentence/PriorVsFrege: sentences denote nothing, not even "truth".
>Truth value/Frege, >Meaning/Frege, >Fregean meaning.

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.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003

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