Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Propositions, philosophy: propositions are defined as the meanings of sentences, whereby a sentence is interpreted as a character string, which must still be interpreted in relation to a situation or a speaker. E.g. “I am hungry” has a different meaning from the mouth of each new speaker. On the other hand, the sentence “I am hungry” from the mouth of the speaker, who first expressed the German sentence, has the same meaning as the German sentence uttered by him. See also meaning, propositional attitudes, identity conditions, opacity, utterances, sentences.

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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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Propositions/Bigelow/Pargetter: would also exist if the human did not exist! As well as combinations of individuals and universals. (> existence/human/thinking/language).
However, they have no structure, unlike combinations of individuals and universals.
Proposition/Plantinga: (Pl. 1974,1984): abstract and essentially representational entities. LewisVsPlantinga. (Lewis 1986a, p 174-91,1986c).


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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.

Big I
J. Bigelow, R. Pargetter
Science and Necessity Cambridge 1990


> Counter arguments against Bigelow
> Counter arguments in relation to Propositions

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