|Sentences: sentences are linguistic forms for expressing existent or non-existent issues of conditions, wishes, questions or commands. Statements can be true or false, unlike other forms of sentences like questions or single words. See also subsentential, truth, statements._____________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. |
One proposal boils down to intepret the rest of the sentence, following the "believes" as a complex adverb.
DavidsonVs: no one has any idea how the meanings of each word could be derived. We understand the sentences obviously, because we understand the contained words.
If the "content" of the propositional attitudes were the meanings, novel and long words would have to be learned - words which often occur only once. But since every declarative sentence can occur as a content sentence, their number is infinite and therefore not learnable._____________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.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990