Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Relevance: is the importance of previously identified aspects of an object, action or situation against other aspects in relation to a description or assessment. See also relevance logic.

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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Relevance/Identification/Cross-World Identity/Possible Worlds/Hintikka: Question: What are the relevant worlds that need to be considered in the perception-like identification?
Solution: all worlds need to be considered that are compatible with what the subject perceives.
Knowledge/belief/Hintikka: etc. corresponding: the relevant worlds are always those that are compatible with the knowledge, the beliefs, etc. of the subject.
For example, compatible with the distribution of objects in the field of vision.
(S) VsHintikka: 1. these worlds cannot possibly all be relevant.
2. The distribution of the objects can be different, without the stimuli being different: E.g. swapped eggs, exchanged seating etc.

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.

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Jaakko Hintikka
Merrill B. Hintikka
The Logic of Epistemology and the Epistemology of Logic Dordrecht 1989

J. Hintikka/M. B. Hintikka
Untersuchungen zu Wittgenstein Frankfurt 1996

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