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.

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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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.

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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