Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Extensionality, philosophy: (also extensionality principle, extensionality thesis) an attempt to make the language distinct by taking complete sets of denoted objects as the meaning of the referring words. See also extensions, intensions, extensional language, ambiguity, propositional attitudes.

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EMD II 10
extensional / Foster: "x is true if p" - intensional "x means that p" - II 9 intensional: indirect speech - extensional: substantive equivalence
II 16
Nonextensionality/ Foster: is not a lifeblood for rich meaning, but a disease that threatens the possibility of a meaning theory.


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J. Foster
II Evans/McDowell (Hg) Truth and Meaning, Oxford 1977
J.Foster Thruth and meaning theory
EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989


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