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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Wright: Tractatus/Wittgenstein: object and proposition are formal terms.
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I 283
Proposition/individuation/Wright: in contrast to the relation between a sentence and its meaning the content of a proposition individuates this.
Proposition is individuated by the content - sentence is not individuated by content.
  A proposition could not be that proposition, unless it would be made true by this state of affairs- a state of affairs could not be that state of affairs, unless it would make this proposition true.
((s) different with the sentence: it is more dependent on the formulation)
  ((s) difference sentence/proposition: sentence (rather) bound to time and place, proposition not).

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Cr. Wright
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26