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Propositional content, philosophy: The propositional content of a statement is what can be called true or false when the meaning is clear. The problem is how the situation and context can be made clear in the evaluation. Truth values cannot be attributed to any expressions below the sentence level. However, they have the potential to change the truth value of the whole sentence of which they are part. The following expressions correspond in this respect to the logical "and" - although, nevertheless, because, however, nonetheless. See also propositions, propositional attitudes, god example, identity conditions, opacity, content, translation.

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.

Author Item Summary Meta data
I 74
Propositional content/Tugendhat: E.g. what is common of: "he comes", "he would come"," "if he would come", "does he come?" - Understanding: has always the structure of yes/no responses to propositional content - no propositional content: E.g. "hurray", "thank you", "good day".
I 241
Propositional content/Searle/Tugendhat: Searle uses "p" not for the assertoric sentence, but for the propositional content (Tugendhat: just as I used [p]) - who uses 'p' according to Searle wants to say that the fact that p really exists. - TugendhatVsSearle: unclear what facts actually are and how to recognize them - Tugendhat instead: the question of what is an assertion may be nothing more than the question according to which rules this action is completed.
I 290
Propositional content/Tugendhat. = Alleged - has no truth condition- propositional content is not the sentence.

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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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