Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Object language, philosophy: The object language is the language in which something is said or written in a situation. In contrast, comments and evaluations of what is said or written are invariably written in a metalanguage when the original utterance is mentioned or quoted in it. Metalanguage is thus language about language. Object language is used to mention objects, metalanguage is used to mention linguistic ways of expression. See also metalanguage, mention, use, quotation.

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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Object language/O.l./Metalanguage /M.s./Mates: E.g. expressions like E.g. (j v y) are forms of descriptions in the meta language - by replacing their variables by names for expressions of the o.l., we get descriptions of expressions of the o.l. - e.g. if we replace "j" by "" F1a "" and "y" by ""G1b"", we get a meta-linguistic expression of the form: the result obtained when you write "(" then "F1a", then "v", then "G1b" and then ")" - and this characterizes the expression (F1a v G1b) of the objectlanguage.
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M.l./O.l./Mates: schemas: belong to the object language.

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.

Mate I
B. Mates
Elementare Logik Göttingen 1969

Mate II
B. Mates
Skeptical Essays Chicago 1981

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