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 / Evans / McDowell: if our unreflective behavior were reflected by super beings who double it, meaning should be given, but then that would not be our (non-reflective) life more, it would be phenomenologically something else!


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J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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