|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._____________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. |
Def "Sense" (meaning) of the sentence its truth condition.
Meaning: what the sign signifies. - E.g. the planet Venus, the extension. That which one wants to talk about.
Sense: the way of presentation. e.g. the meaning of "the Intersection of b and c" is other than "a and b" (even though the point is identical)
Significance is illuminated only one-sidedly by the sense.
Example “The celestial body that is farthest away from the Earth”. – There is no doubt that these words have a meaning - but it is uncertain if there is an object satisfiying it.
The "meaning" of a name is never concept (predicate) - but always a subject.
Meaning/sense/Frege: m. and s. are not the same. - The meaning of a word or name is a real object. - Sense: is not based on a person like an idea. – E.g. There is a sense of "par excellence". - See also Fregean Sense._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Stuttgart 1987
Funktion, Begriff, Bedeutung Göttingen 1994
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993