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Acquaintance: direct handling and contact with a subject matter about which statements are to be made as a basis for knowledge. Antonym to knowledge through description.

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 180ff
Acquaintance / Russell: with sense-data, complexes (aRb), immediate memory, universals - objects are found as a component in thought. PeacockeVsRussell: we reinterpret that: the object specifies the type of the way of givennes - objects appearintensionally in thought, not extensionally. - object as a characteristic of a type of a way of givenness in causal antecedents and consequences of thoughts - descriptive explanation of action / possible world: requires no acquaintance Example (s) of the winner has won the prize - demonstrative: requires acquaintance: ((s) the winner has a beard. ) - acquaintance / Peacocke: something quite different from identification between worlds.

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.

Peacocke I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983

Peacocke II
Christopher Peacocke
"Truth Definitions and Actual Languges"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976

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