Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Situations, philosophy: a situation is a more or less definable constellation of objects, actors, states, events, information and information channels. See also state, process, action, relations, descriptions, communication, context/context dependency, information, meaning, situation semantics, possible worlds, centered worlds, fine grained/coarse grained.

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Situation/Worlds/Possible World/epistemic logic/Hintikka: the propositional alternatives I call "scenarios" or "models" can be states, situations, event progresses or entire world histories.
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I 206
Situation/Hintikka: an interesting question is how small egocentric situations can be put together to form a larger comprehensive "world view".
Relations: There should be at least three types of relations between situations:
1. spatial
2. temporal
3. the distinction between fine-grained and coarse-grained situations.
It is best to study these separately.


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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.

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

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-26