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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Definition sense/Wessel: a statement is known, if the meaning of sub-expressions and the properties of the operators are known - (s) no Fregean distinction sense/meaning? - Wessel/(s): statement: sense, expressions reference?
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Sense/logic/Wessel: the statement that A and B are linked according to sense is empty and still does not mean anything, one can also do without the word "sense".
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Sense/meaning/Termini/Wessel: difference S/B: only with composite Termini - simple terms: pointless: "What is meaning, what is truth?" - Because simple termini predicates are no subjects - "sense of Termini": meaningless question, because not to discover term, only ability of viewers - meaning of term only operationalist: sense known if meaning is known(does not apply to composite term: here: compositionality, but meaning of the parts needs not to be known then we do not know the meaning of the composite term - round square: no method for determining the meaning.

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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999

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