Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Individuation, philosophy: the picking out of an object by a determination by means of additional information which is not to be derived from a single statement which contains this object. For example, beliefs are individualized by content, not e.g. by the length of the character strings with which they are expressed. The contents of a belief are, in turn, not individuated by their repetition, but by other contents.
 
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Individuation/sentence/Schiffer: sentences are individuated by the ordered pair. ((s) phrases are individuated by meanings, assuming character strings, but not vice versa.) - Schiffer: but only if one assumes propositions as meanings. Problem: how are we to individuate them differently? - Paratactic analysis/Davidson/solution: "On Saying That" 1968).

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St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29