Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Sense, philosophy: sense is a property of statements which makes the determination of the truth value (true or false) possible, although not guaranteed. Even false statements make sense; otherwise their falsehood could not be established. What is meaningless, therefore, is what cannot be negated. Statements about the future allow an assessment of probabilities if they are sensible without having a truth value. Wishes and commands are sensible and understandable if they can be reformulated into negative statements. See also understanding, negation, truth values, verification, determination, indeterminacy, probability, Fregean sense.

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Sense / meaning / Frege / Mates: both should not be confused because the compositionality applies to both ((s) seperately) : - e.g. (1) morning star / Aevening star are the same (2) m.s. / m.s. are the same - (1) and (2) do not have the same meaning - E.g. a = a is not the same sense as a = b - n.B.: nevertheless m.s. and e.s. have the same meaning (reference) - meaning / Frege: m. of a statement: the truth value (object) - sense of a statement: thought, content, proposition -
((s) decisive place in the literature).

truth value / MatesVsFrege: do not exist - yet per Frege, without whose metaphysics - sense (manner of presentation) uniquely determines the meaning (reference).


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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.

Mate I
B. Mates
Elementare Logik Göttingen 1969

Mate II
B. Mates
Skeptical Essays Chicago 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-23