Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Semantics: Semantics is the field of linguistics, which deals with the meaning of expressions, words, parts of words, sentences or signs. Aids for ascertaining the meaning are investigations of the use and the determination of the truth value (true or false) of the statements, which can be determined from the linguistic or action-like utterances. Therefore, semantic questions are ultimately truth questions. See also truth, reference, meaning, sense, semiology, signs, symbols, syntax, pragmatics, linguistics.

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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Dennett I 221
Semantics/Syntax/Eigen: the structural stability is not related to semantic information. This is only expressed in the translation product. Nature prefers certain letters.
G and C are preferred because they are the most stable as replicators and not because they are most common in genetic "words".
The preference, which is initially syntactic, combines with a semantic imbalance: the logic of the code scheme results from purely physical or chemical conditions.
Meaning/Eigen/Dennett: The whole thing has meaning because it works!

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.

M. Eigen
Das Spiel München 1975

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-29