Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Denotation, naming: specify a word or phrase for an object. Related terms description designation.
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Berka I 387
Designate/Meaning/Frege: ("sense and meaning") two-dimensional semantics -
- Identifies designation and meaning function (because of lack of content in logic.) denote
sense meaning express mean.
Frege/Berka: thus equates designating with meaning.
Frege I 87
Variable/Designating/Designation/Frege: "x" designates nothing! - X only indicates numbers. - Hence, E.g. "x² + 3x" designates nothing. - The entire function only indicates. - By contrast, "sin" (sine) is a sign which designates - but still no law! - Law: E.g. "y = sin x".

G. Frege
Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Stuttgart 1987

G. Frege
Funktion, Begriff, Bedeutung Göttingen 1994

G. Frege
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993

Brk I
K. Berka/L. Kreiser
Logik Texte Berlin 1983

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27