Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Everyday language: normal language, spoken within a community. Not strictly formalizable. Antonym to ideal language, formal language. - Theories of truth can only partly be applied to everyday language. See also truth definition, meaning theory, ideolect, Tarski.

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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II 126
Anomalies/Deviation/Irregularities/Intuition/Everyday language/Fodor/FodorVsCavell: it s not about explaining anomalies by intuitions. - Instead: specifying the relevant similarity means exactly determining the rules of creation (rules).
III 234
Everyday language/distinction/Perception/use/FodorVsCavell: it s not true that we have different words for each perceived difference. E.g. for shapes, colors, sizes, sounds, etc. - then from the absence of certain words does not follow that we do not perceive the corresponding difference - ((s)> Whorf) - Fodor: then, when requesting a distinction, you cannot fall back on the actual use of language. > FodorVsuse theory - here you need philosophy, not empiricism.

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.

J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-25