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Aboutness, being about philosophy: The context in which this expression occurs is the reference to a linguistic expression on something beyond its linguistic level. The being-about-something makes a decisive step that distinguishes objects from everything else. Objects cannot be about something. In this sense, also individual words are to be understood as objects. In a wider sense, actions can also be about something. See also intentionality, intentions, reference, self-reference, levels, description levels, pointing, circularity, subsententials.

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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Lewis, David K. Aboutness   Lewis, David K.
Millikan, Ruth Aboutness   Millikan, Ruth
Prior, Arthur Aboutness   Prior, Arthur
Sellars, Wilfrid Aboutness   Sellars, Wilfrid
Stalnaker, Robert Aboutness   Stalnaker, Robert
Strawson, Peter F. Aboutness   Strawson, Peter F.

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