Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Propositions, philosophy: propositions are defined as the meanings of sentences, whereby a sentence is interpreted as a character string, which must still be interpreted in relation to a situation or a speaker. E.g. “I am hungry” has a different meaning from the mouth of each new speaker. On the other hand, the sentence “I am hungry” from the mouth of the speaker, who first expressed the German sentence, has the same meaning as the German sentence uttered by him. See also meaning, propositional attitudes, identity conditions, opacity, utterances, sentences.
 
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Proposition/possible world/Fraassen: propositions as a set of possible worlds, in which it is true - Problem: this works only with simplified phenomena.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25