Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Situations, philosophy: a situation is a more or less definable constellation of objects, actors, states, events, information and information channels. See also state, process, action, relations, descriptions, communication, context/context dependency, information, meaning, situation semantics, possible worlds, centered worlds, fine grained/coarse grained.

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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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II 175
Situation / Simons: does not correspond not as complete to a senetence as a complex does - negative and disjunctive situations are possible - a sit. is a non-rem entity - II 176 different approach: sit. corresponds to a truth-function of an atomic sentence - we reject negative and disjunctive objects, therefore sit. have a precarious thing-like character, contrary to a complex - non-negative sit.: if at least one of atomistic complex exists in it - N.B.: then situations have different parts in different worlds - situation: mereologically variable - complex: not variable.

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Si I
P. Simons
Parts Oxford New York 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-23