Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Semantics: Semantics is the field of linguistics, which deals with the meaning of expressions, words, parts of words, sentences or signs. Aids for ascertaining the meaning are investigations of the use and the determination of the truth value (true or false) of the statements, which can be determined from the linguistic or action-like utterances. Therefore, semantic questions are ultimately truth questions. See also truth, reference, meaning, sense, semiology, signs, symbols, syntax, pragmatics, linguistics.

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Horwich I 111
Semantics/Tarski: has to do with relations between expressions of a language and objects. - Semantic terms are designations (= denotation), fulfillment and definition.
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Horwich I 132
Semantics/Science/Tarski: Semantics sometimes has a function in science - e.g. when it comes to the concept of causality. - Then semantics is part of the methodology. - Even when it comes to assertibility conditions/acceptability conditions.
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Tarski I 146
Semantic: refers to statements. - Fulfillment, designation: refers to objects.


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Tarsk I
A. Tarski
Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics: Papers from 1923-38 Indianapolis 1983

Hor I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994

Tarsk I
A. Tarski
Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics: Papers from 1923-38 Indianapolis 1983


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