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Newen/Schrenk I 120
Two-dimensional semantics/Kaplan/Newen/Schrenk: distinction of
utterance context: in it an utterance is made and a truth condition (tr. cond.) is defined - and in an evaluation world : In it the utterance will be evaluated as true or false. -
Character/Kaplan: the table, in which (in Kaplan indexical) an utterance is written, and then, in lines the utterance contexts, the evaluation worlds are entered in columns. - Thus, it also takes into account the context dependency of indicators. ((S) E.g. "I'm in NY (Rio/Tokyo)" expressed in NY/Rio/Tokyo.) - Definition Character: Function of possible utterance contexts on truth conditions. - The sentence only gets its truth conditions in an utterance situation.
Newen/Schrenk I 121 f
Two-dimensional semantics/Kaplan/Newen/Schrenk: differentiates necessary/a priori: necessary: E.g. - "I am Cicero": in the first row only true. - (If true, necessarily true, otherwise necessarily false.) - A priori: E.g. "I am here now" diagonal only true, otherwise false - Diagonal:. Denotes the fact that the time and place are always the place and time of the utterance. - Stalnaker: Proposal: to consider only the diagonal. - Necessary and a priori: E.g. "Cicero is identical with Cicero": here everywhere only true.
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Stalnaker I 192
Definition character/Kaplan: = Meaning - function of possible (usage-) contexts on speakers - (Newen/Schrenk: the character is the entire table of two-dimensional semantics) -
Kaplan Thesis: character and content need to be separated - Character/meaning: is a rule that says how the speaker is determined by facts about the context. - Content/Kaplan: = secondary intension. - Content: may be unknown despite of language skills. - ((S)> E.g. two omniscient Gods) - ((s) character/(s): E.g. who it could be - Content: Who it really is.) - E.g. to whom "I" refers to. -
Staln 194
Content/secondary intention: can be different in different possible worlds a) because the context is different. - B) because the meaning is different. - (This is part of the metasemantics).
Staln I 208
Character/Kaplan/Stalnaker: is determined by the primary intension. - Cognitive value/Stalnaker: is then the character of a thought.
D. Kaplan
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Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30