Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Fregean sense, philosophy: the term "Fregean sense" – i.e. what the influential author Gottlob Frege called "sense" (German "Sinn") – is today known as the concept of “meaning” (German “Bedeutung”). On the other hand, what Frege called "meaning" (German "Bedeutung" in the sense of "to point to something") is today called the object or reference. See also Way of Givenness, meaning, reference, Morning Star/Evening Star, intension, extension.

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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Definition Fregean Sense/Millikan: the Fregean Sense is the mapping relation, in accordance with which the intentional icon is to map the real value.
Definition value/real value/intentional icon/Millikan: the "of what" is an intentional icon; it is the real value.
I 100
Definition intentional icon/Millikan: We determine:
(1) P is an imperative intentional icon of the last element of a series of things to which it is to map itself and which it is to produce.
(2) P is an indicative intentional icon of all that it must map and which must be stated in the specification of the closest normal explanation explaining the appropriate adapted interpretation.

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.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-05-20