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Meaning: The meaning of an expression 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, compositionality, 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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E. Tugendhat on Meaning - Dictionary of Arguments

I 21
Meaning/Tugendhat ultimately not based on objects (not any more than on circumstances) but on truth conditions - later verification conditions.
I 263
Sentence: Meaning/Tugendhat by specifying its truth conditions - and explains this by demonstrating the way of verification.
I 282
Meaning/Tugendhat: the meaning of the sentence p is not the fact that p : that fails with sentences that contain deictic expressions - different situations have different truth conditions.
I 283
Meaning/Tugendhat: of a sentence: function - arguments: use-situations of the sentence - values: the assertions (truth conditions).
I 432
Meaning/Tugendhat: function whose arguments are the speech situations and their values ​​are the objects . " The meaning maps the speech situations on the items - Vs: that is metalinguistically - it requires understanding of " I " , "here", etc. first to understand - (because demontratives are not names) - substitutability is the meaning of demonstratives.
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II 231
Meaning/Frege/Tugendhat: should not be translate as "reference" - Reference. Only where Frege conceives sentences as a proper name. - Frege distinguishes between reference of names and truth values of sentences.
II 240
Otherwise error/Frege: ... that you can mingle meaning and concept on the one hand and meaning and subject matter on the other hand. - Correct: "What two concept words ( predicates ) mean is the same iff the corresponding extents (value progression) coincide.
II 247
Tugendhat: (meaning/reference): nevertheless there is a primacy of truth over the objects.
II 242
Meaning/Tugendhat: sentences are meaningful in that they can be true/false. - predicates by apply to some (and not others) objects - Names: denote something - predicates can be attributed to a thing.

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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
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.

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E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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