Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Content: content is that part of a statement, what can be represented by another statement, which differs in a respect from the original statement, e.g. it uses other expressions with the same reference. That, in which the second statement deviates belongs then to the vocabulary, to the syntax or grammar, the matching can be called content.
 
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Stalnaker I 206
Content/Kaplan: sentence meaning: does not define the content itself. - Only the context defines it. - Context/Stalnaker: can be represented as centered world.
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I 207
Content/Kaplan: is represented by propositions. - Character/content/Kaplan: character and content need to be separated because the sentence meanings ((s) propositions) do not represent the expressed thoughts . - ((S) Because it may be that you do not know which proposition the own sentence expresses.) - ((S) because you do not know the entire context.)
Content/Kaplan: that what is said, the idea, the information the speaker intends to convey .
Knowledge/Proposition: E.g. a doctor leaves on his (own) answering machine the message: "Take two aspirin ...".
D. Kaplan
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Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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