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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Content/modal realism/MR/Lewis/Stalnaker: According to Lewis an advantage of the MR is that it provides us with access to the content of propositional attitude and speech acts - subset of the possible worlds is doxastically accessible: Def doxastically accessible/Lewis: compatible with the rest of the beliefs and knowledge - they should not be defined by beliefs, but the content of knowledge should be defined in terms of doxastically accessible poss.wrlds.
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Content/Stalnaker: A thought: the truth condition.
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Causal theory/content/Stalnaker: Important argument: the facts about my connection to Cicero do not belong to the content.
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Contentpo.wo/Stalnaker: All our words, and even all our representational resources, stem from the real world -" but that does not imply that the contents are inevitably dependent on the fact that our words have these contents.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25