Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Denotation, naming: specify a word or phrase for an object. Related terms description designation.

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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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".

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

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

G. Frege
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-19