|Description: A. Characterization of singular objects or events instead of giving a name. As opposed to names descriptions are not rigid, i.e. they may refer to different objects in different worlds. - B. Linguistic form for attributing predicates according to the perceptions of objects. See also rigidity, theory of descriptions._____________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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|Action is description-dependent (Mary-example) - events are description-independent.
K. Glüer, Davidson zur Einführung, 1993
Glüer II 101
Description/event/Davidson: E.g. Mary shot at the burglar, but he dies much later.
Identity theory of the events: Problem: the same action.
Solution: these are descriptions of the same event tokens - Mary only has to pull the trigger, the rest does the nature.
Frank I 675
Description/identity/externalism/Davidson: Problem: For example, the sunburn, although as such only describable in relation to the sun, is identical with a condition of my skin that can be described without reference to external factors._____________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.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990
D. Davidson Zur Einführung Hamburg 1993
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994