|Statement: once a statement is made the utterer is committed to it. In contrast to this, a sentence can be thought of as a string of symbols that is no statement.|
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Thesis: that elementary statements are configurations of proper names that represent configurations of objects. This means that statements are not lists of words.
If statements appear in non-
truth-functional contexts, the language patterns are in fact names! They are simply illustrative names!
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999