Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Criteria: do not follow from a definition but must be developed. The criteria for the application of a concept to an object are more concerned with language practice in a community. E.g. the definition of truth does not provide a criterion for which sentences are true.

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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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Possibility / Criterion / Lewis / Stalnaker: there is no criterion for possibility. Solution: understand what is possible, rather than to decide - e.g. if water could have been something else than H2O. - Ultimately, it is about understanding of expressions - not about the status of worlds. (poss. or imposs. worlds).


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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.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-21