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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.

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.

Author Item Summary Meta data
V 103
Def "Sense" (meaning) of the sentence its truth condition.
II 41
Meaning: what the sign signifies. - E.g. the planet Venus, the extension. That which one wants to talk about.
II 42
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.
II 42
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.
II 69
The "meaning" of a name is never concept (predicate) - but always a subject.
II 43
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.

G. Frege
Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Stuttgart 1987

G. Frege
Funktion, Begriff, Bedeutung Göttingen 1994

G. Frege
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993

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