Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Compositionality, linguistics, language philosophy: the thesis (originally by G. Frege) that the meaning of composite expressions, e.g. sentences, results from the meanings of the parts. It follows that a change of the parts, e.g. replacement of a single word by another, can change the meaning of the entire composite structure. See also Frege principle.
 
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Cresswell I 149
Compositionality/Frege-Principle/Montague/Cresswell: Authors using higher order entities (Montague and Cresswell) do not see themselves as deniers of the Frege principle. This seems to be acknowledged by Hintikka (1982, S 231).

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25