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Truth conditions: the conditions under which statements, propositions, assertions, etc. are true are called truth conditions. In order to understand a sentence, according to some theories, it is sufficient to know its truth conditions. (Compare M. Dummett, Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt, 1992, p. 20). According to these theories, one can understand not only true but also false sentences. See also semantics, sentence meaning, understanding, truth, meaning.

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Truth-conditions / solution / Foster: that subset of all the circumstances with which the sentence matches -> possible worlds -> binary relation between sentence and world, conterfactual conditional: "(x) (x is true-of w, if and only if when w would exist, it would be the case that p)" - problem: this is non- extensional! The truth conditional would no longer be true when instead of "p" a material equivalent sentence were used with other truth-conditions.


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J. Foster
II Evans/McDowell (Hg) Truth and Meaning, Oxford 1977
J.Foster Thruth and meaning theory
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G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

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G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989


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