Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Context, context dependency: sentences, words and texts depend to a varying extent on the addition of additional information to eliminate ambiguities. In particular, the use of index words such as "here", "now", but also of pronouns like "mine" leads to indeterminacy of the reference. The additional information may possibly be taken from an already existing information set, whereby the sentences to be examined, words or texts, form a subset of this more comprehensive set. Such a more comprehensive amount of information already existing elsewhere is called context. See also dependency, ambiguity, indeterminacy, discovery.
 
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Relativize/contextuality/context-dependent/Field: if the relativization is made explicit, the context dependence (context sensitivity, or dependency of the reference system) is lost. - ((s)> complete thought: is timeless) - E.g. a) "It would be good." - b) "It would be good according to my standards." - Disquotationally true: may then be a statement that is relativized to my standards. - But no non-relativized evaluative statement can be disquotationally true.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29