|Acquaintance: direct handling and contact with a subject matter about which statements are to be made as a basis for knowledge. Antonym to knowledge through description._____________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. |
Description/Recognition/Identification/Individuation/Hintikka: the difference is often represented as:
A) assign a name to a face
B) assign a face to a name.
A) answer a what-question.
B) answer a where-question.
Model theory/Hintikka: the model-theoretical situation is, however, not completely reproduced with this. Therefore, "acquaintance" and "description" should only be taken with some limitations.
Acquaintance/Description/Hintikka: corresponds to
Psychology/psychological: a) semantic memory
B) episodic memory.
Acquaintance/reduction/reducibility/Russell/Hintikka: Russell only regarded the quantum of acquaintance as irreducible. This corresponds to the fact that he only regards logical names "this", etc. as real names.
Acquaintance/description/cross-world identification/cross-world identity/Hintikka:
(7) can thus be paraphrased:
(7) I know who the man is over there
(11) (Ex) Kl (the man there = x)
(12) (∃x) Kl (Sir Norman Brook = x)
The unexpected parallelism between the everyday translations for (11) and (12) shows that the uniqueness conditions mutatis mutandis work in the same way for both ways of identification (acquaintance/description).
World lines: must not change during the course._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Merrill B. Hintikka
Untersuchungen zu Wittgenstein Frankfurt 1996
Merrill B. Hintikka
The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic Dordrecht 1989