|Signs: signs are recognizable and definable forms that an observer can assign to two domains. The first domain is the repertoire of available forms that allows a distinction of similarity and dissimilarity within this domain, the second domain is a set of objects which also distinguishes between similarity and dissimilarity between these objects as well as distinguishing the objects of the second domain from the forms of the first domain. There are no signs without observation or interpretation. See also language, words, symbols, icons, systems, image, image theory, pictures, assignment._____________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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|Armstrong I 112ff
Character /sign/ meaning / Locke/Armstrong: closest connection between sign and meaning Armstrong: maybe he takes both to be identical.
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Arndt II 191
Character /sign/ Locke: the sign allows the ideas gained from other ideas to be conceived as invariant unit that merely does not exist at the moment - II 202 bearer / Locke: the linguistic sign is the carrier of the idea - similar: the substance is the carrier of its properties._____________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.
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983
Grundprobleme der großen Philosophen - Neuzeit I, J. Speck (Hg), Göttingen 1997