Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

De dicto: statements about the nature of linguistic expressions and their consequences are de dicto. Concepts necessarily have certain characteristics, as opposed to objects (res) the properties of which are considered as contingent by many authors. See also de re, modality, necessity de re.

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 714
De Dicto/Brandom: E.g. "he believes this from this tree bark ..." - de re: "he believes of quinine..."- quinine has more inferential connections to other contents - E.g. de re: the student believes of the number 17,163 that it... - (but he does not even know the number).
I 965
Belief/Brandom: any belief, be it strong or weak, can be attributed de re or de dicto.
I 845
De Re/Brandom: with this, determinations are made - de dicto: attributions are made.

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.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001

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