Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.

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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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Report/statement: phrases like "This is green" both have a facts-declaratory and a reporting use. John must learn to suppress the report. (Report on his own sense impression which contradicts the fact that he has learned) he says now: "this tie is blue". But he makes no reporting use of this sentence. He used it in the sense of a conclusion. (Report: a conclusion, experiences, feelings, sensations - /determination: Facts.
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Thesis: that one can translate every statement that contains at least one reference expression and a description expression, into a (fictional) understandable language, that contains the equivalent of reference expressions, but not of description expression, but therefore a special notation for reference terms, in which the description expressions can be translated into. Once again the essence of "mapping" has been proved as a translation. (Mapping/translation).

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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.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23