Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Index words: index words are words like “here”, “there”, “now”, “me”, etc. which require a closer determination, so that a sentence which includes them can be determined whether it is true or false. A sentence with index words is therefore context-dependent. Index words are not demonstratives. See also deixis, anaphora, context dependency, indexicality.

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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IV 226
Index/Semantics/Grammar/Lewis: Indices are packages of everything except meaning that enter into the determination of extensions.
IV 230
Index/Context/Truth conditions/Lewis: Contexts cannot replace Indices (place, time, world, speakers), because it may be that we need to move time and worlds to find out the truth value of sentences - the shortest: context as the first coordinate, the others movable - then a) original index with movable properties - b) shifted indices.
Schwarz I 206
Index coordinates/Lewis: E.g. for operators like "strictly speaking", "anywhere": full semantic value: function of situations, times, worlds, places and precision standards on truth value. - Equivalent: Assigning functions of times, worlds, places and precision standards on truth value to situations: the latter is often called proposition, or actual semantic value: (Montague, Cresswell, Kaplan, Stalnaker): here the semantic value varies from situation to situation, from context to context - Schwarz: Dichotomy of the possibility space - (s) always t/f).

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.

Clarence Irving Lewis
Collected Papers of Clarence Irving Lewis Stanford 1970

David K. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

David K. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

Schw I
W. Schwarz
David Lewis Bielefeld 2005

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