Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Sense, philosophy: sense is a property of statements which makes the determination of the truth value (true or false) possible, although not guaranteed. Even false statements make sense; otherwise their falsehood could not be established. What is meaningless, therefore, is what cannot be negated. Statements about the future allow an assessment of probabilities if they are sensible without having a truth value. Wishes and commands are sensible and understandable if they can be reformulated into negative statements. See also understanding, negation, truth values, verification, determination, indeterminacy, probability, Fregean sense.

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Marvin Minsky Eine Rahmenstruktur für die Wissensrepräsentation 1981 in Dieter Münch (Hrsg.) Kognitionswissenschaft Frankfurt 1992

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Meaning/meaningless/Language/Chomsky/Minsky: E.g.

(A) colorless green ideas sleep furiously

Is treated quite differently than

(B) furiously sleep ideas green colorless.

Thesis: What is involved in the recognition of sentences must be different from what is involved in the understanding of meaning.


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