|Language rules, philosophy: the question here is whether rules for the use of language are possible or useful at all. Some authors acknowledge them for the definition of reference (reference objects), but not for meanings. See also language acquisition, language, language games, reference. meaning._____________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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Language rules/Carnap/Field: determine the truth value by denotation and extension.
Indeterminacy/truth value/Field: even with sentences in which the reference of names or predicates is questionable, there may be a perfect distinct truth value. - Even if it is useless to ask for the reference.
FieldVsLanguage rules: then, the fact that it makes sense to speak of truth, does not depend on language rules that determine the truth value by denotation and extension._____________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.
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980