Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Definition: determination of the use of linguistic signs (words, symbols, connectives) for non-linguistic or linguistic objects. New definitions are not supposed to be creative, that is, they are to be derived from the use of the signs already employed. See also definability, conservativity, systems, theories, models, reference systems, context definition, explicit defnition, implicit definition.

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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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Metzinger II 553
Definition/Block: operational definitions cause damage if the result is the measurement of something else. E.g. Some authors: "Subjective experience results from an attribution process in which mental events are interpreted in the context of present circumstances."
Block: this reminds, e.g. of the definition of scientific quality of an article from the number of references to the article.


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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.

Block I
N. Block
Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Collected Papers, Volume 1 (Bradford Books) Cambridge 2007

Metz I
Th. Metzinger (Hrsg.)
Bewusstsein Paderborn 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-19