Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Meaning: Differs from the reference object (reference). The object does not have to exist for an expression to have a meaning. Words are not related to objects in a one-to-one correspondence. There is an important distinction between word meaning and sentence meaning. See also use theory, sentence meaning, reference, truth.

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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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I 565
Example Vending Machine: Thesis: The environment creates meaning / function / evolution / Dennett: the importance is how the function at the moment of their creation is still nothing definite! Example accepted zoo of fregs exclusively with flying dummies, but adequate replacement diet for Frogs: What do the eyes tell the brain then?
I 281
Meaning / Dennett: origins, birth of meaning: thesis: the nucleotide sequences, initially purely syntactically, take "semantics" - that "quasi-importance": e.g. mode of action of macromolecules - SearleVsDennett: just as-if intentionality - DennetVsSearle: ewe must start somewher - the first steps are not to be seen as steps towards significance - 282 I also parts that have only half-intentionality belong to us.

Brandom I ~ 110
Meaning / Dennett: that something is a piece of copper means nothing else than that it is appropriate to treat it as such.

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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.

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23