Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Symbol/Signal/Hockett/Gärdenfors: (Hockett 1960) The thesis that most of the objects that are spoken of are absent is one of the main factors that distinguishes the symbol language of signaling languages.


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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.

Hock I
Ch. F. Hockett
A Course in Modern Linguistics

Hock II
Charles F. Hockett
The View From Language: Selected Essays 1948-1974 Athens, Georgia, US 1977

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014


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