Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Truth-functions: truth-functions map truth-values onto other truth-values. In two-valued logic, the two available truth values are "true" or "false" (t/f). The disjunction (A or B) now maps (t or t), (t or f) and (f or t) onto t, and (f or f) onto f. Non-truth-functional semantics differ from truth-functional semantics in that they also take other meanings of the logical links ("and", "or", "if then") into account, for example, expressions such as "nevertheless," "though," "still", whose propositional content corresponds to the "and", but which bring a certain additional expressive force into play. See also truth-functional semantics, truth-conditional semantics, semantics, propositional content.

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HC I 24
Truth function / HC: only four different truth functions (tr.f.) of p: 1 Negation - 2 p itself - 3 true, no matter whether if p itself is true or false - 4 wrong, no matter whether p itself is true or false.
HC I 44
Truth-function / Hughes / Cresswell: each wff of the propositional calculus (prop.calc. is a truth function of its variables - ((s) be found in table) - modal function: any wff containing a modal operator, is a modal function of its variables.


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Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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