Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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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Avr I 74
Timeless meaning/Schiffer/Avramides: (regardless of situation): creates autonomy, permits deviation from the meaning that Grice actually requires in a situation. - Then never expressed sentences keep their meaning. - This allows irony etc. without changing meaning. - ((s)> metaphor, Davidson).


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Schi I
St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987


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