Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Symbols: The concept of a symbol has, in a broader sense, the same meaning as the concept of a sign. The special use of the concept in different authors differs in some respects fundamentally, for example, with regard to which role conventions play in the formation of symbols and whether symbols form a system. See also signs, icons, conventions, meaning, reference, picture theory, representation, substitution, code.

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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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Black I 214
Symbol/Susan K.Langer: are not representatives for their objects, but tools for the detection of objects
(S)VsLanger: 1. Once they have fulfilled this role, they are representatives! - 2. Where do these instruments act then? In the world? No, in the mind. So they have been representatives all the time.


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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.

Lang I
S. K. Langer
Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art 3rd Edition Cambridge 1996

Bla I
Max Black
Bedeutung und Intention
In
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, G. Meggle (Hg), Frankfurt/M 1979

Bla II
M. Black
Sprache München 1973

Bla III
M. Black
The Prevalence of Humbug Ithaca/London 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23