|Structures, philosophy: structures are properties of an object, a set, or a domain of objects which determine the constitution and possible formability of this object, this set, or this domain. The properties defining the structure may be derived from the objects, e.g. magnetic forces or electric charge or can be imprinted on the objects such as e.g. the mathematical operations of multiplication or addition. See also order, system, relations._____________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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|EMD II 357
Structure/Kripke: is not revealed by the truth theory - we must define it in advance - of course, the "true structure" of a quantification over individuals is not the quantification on chains of characters - and that of an all-quantification in reality EQ followed by AQ - e.g. the structure which is revealed by the recursion rules is different for "(x2)(x2 bold)" and "(x1)(x1 bold)" - and that is because of different predicates.
EMD II 358
Definition "trivial truth theory"/DavidsonVs: one with infinitely many axioms: "T(f) ↔ f"" - Kripke: this one really does not uncover any structure - but these are precisely the ones recommended by Tarski._____________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.
Name und Notwendigkeit Frankfurt 1981
S. A. Kripke
Outline of a Theory of Truth (1975)
Recent Essays on Truth and the Liar Paradox, R. L. Martin (Hg), Oxford/NY 1984
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989