Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Mention philosophy: the mention of linguistic objects must be distinguished from their use. This distinction is sometimes difficult when symbols are partly used and partly mentioned within logical formulas. One simple case of a mention of a word or phrase is the quote. See also object language, metalanguage, quote, reference, occurrence, type, token.
 
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Mention/use/Fraassen: e.g. Mention: to say that Newton's theory of tides explained them - used to explain ebb and flow with Newton's theory.

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J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23