Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Interpretation: A) Making statements about other statements, whereby new vocabulary may be introduced. If no new vocabulary is introduced, new information can be obtained by changing the syntactic grouping.
B) In logic, interpretation is the insertion of values (objects) instead of the constants or free variables.


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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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Gareth Evans
EMD II 210
Interpretative semantics/interpretational semantics/Evans: these kinds of semantics would have to assume an entity for each type of semantic expression. They would have to provide a set, a truth value, a function of sets on truth values, etc., which could be attributed to the occurrences of this kind, namely under an arbitrary kind of interpretation. Then we could conceive the specification of the nature of the attribution as a specification of the fundamental being that one word has in common with others.
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II 213
Instead of a single unsorted area, it will be appropriate to divide the area into fundamental types of objects: places, times, material objects, living objects, events ... then we can understand e.g. "a set of pairs of living objects and times" as a verb.
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Frank I 553
Evans: we must not let ourselves be dragged to a purely linguistic or communication-related interpretation level.

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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.

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-26