|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._____________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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|Horwich I 193
Situation / state of affairs / Strawson: (instead of "fact" used by Austin) belong rather to the world - but all are only abstractions! - I 194 situations can not be identified with facts! - Fact: e.g. that the description applies to the situation.
Strawson II 255f
Situation / Strawson: set of facts - if the subject of a statement, then it is not the situation that makes it true but the fact that the situation is as we say._____________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.
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994