|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._____________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. |
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Semantic descent/Wright: Instead of talking about words, talking about facts, objects, substantial truth. Boghossian promised to avoid this descent.
Thought/sentence/object language/meta language/Wright: the question whether the sentence "My lawn is green" is true, depends on its meaning, the status of the idea that my lawn is green, does not depend on it.
In the semantic descent from sentence to thought - we left the meaning behind us.
WrightVs: that does not do more than sticking your head in the sand.
How could the assertion that P could escape the fate of its metalinguistic counterpart if the fate of the latter is sealed only by the participation of the content?_____________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.
Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001
Georg Henrik von Wright
Erklären und Verstehen Hamburg 2008