Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Timelessness: sentences such as "The door is open" are not unambiguously endowed with a truth value (true / false) as long as more precise provisions are missing. By setting the time and place, such a sentence is made timeless. A corresponding timeless sentence is therefore true at this time and at all later times when the door was open at this time. See also truth values, interpretation.

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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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Proposition/Timeless/Prior/Lewis: E.g. Prior: next week after the test, I'll go home and say, "Thank God that it's over," but I will not say "Thank God, Wednesday 11:45 is over". - not everything we say can be expressed by a timeless copula and date. - Solution/Lewis: periods of me as a subject of desire, not the whole person.


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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.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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