|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._____________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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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)._____________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.
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987