|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.
_____________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.
Meaning Theory/Interpretibility/Foster: must be interpretive, i.e. the reference of the expressions must be clear.
Interpretability: in that the expressions of the object language are determined by structural descriptions (sounds, characters). - Structural descriptions: Names concatenated with predicate or function expression - (but only physically, therefore no meaning).
Interpretability: assignment of two lists is not sufficient for identification of the reference.
To enable interpretability, the meaning theory must be in the same language as the object sentences.
Interpretation/Meaning Theory/Foster: localization of every sentence in the network of language by truth conditions. We obtain truth conditions through the structure of the sentence. This leads quasi to the interpretation of the whole language from the perspective of a sentence._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
John A. Foster
"Meaning and Truth Theory"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976