Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Semantic ascent, philosophy: semantic ascent is an expression by W.V.O. Quine (Quine, From a logical point of view, Harvard, 1953). The semantic ascent is no longer about objects, but about the use of expressions for these objects and of expressions for properties which we ascribe to these objects. In this way, the question as to which objects an ontology is fixed on is only indirectly addressed. See also mention, use, meaning, reference, semantic descent, ontology, non-existence, predication.

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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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Berka I 396/97
Semantics / Tarski: in a narrow sense: Identify, satisfy, define -
Relations between expressions and objects - N.B.: semantic concepts always relative to a language.
Berka I 526
Semantics / Tarski: Semantic concepts express dependencies between expressions and objects - and therefore characterize categories of expressions or other objects - with "suppositio materialis": they are fixing the mapping between names of expressions and expressions themselves - problem: semantic terms themselves are difficult to define.


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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.

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

Brk I
K. Berka/L. Kreiser
Logik Texte Berlin 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-19