Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Context, context dependency: sentences, words and texts depend to a varying extent on the addition of additional information to eliminate ambiguities. In particular, the use of index words such as "here", "now", but also of pronouns like "mine" leads to indeterminacy of the reference. The additional information may possibly be taken from an already existing information set, whereby the sentences to be examined, words or texts, form a subset of this more comprehensive set. Such a more comprehensive amount of information already existing elsewhere is called context. See also dependency, ambiguity, indeterminacy, discovery.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Chalmers, David Context/Context Dependence   Chalmers, David
Field, Hartry Context/Context Dependence   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas Context/Context Dependence   Fraassen, Bas
Gärdenfors, Peter Context/Context Dependence   Gärdenfors, Peter
Hintikka, J. Context/Context Dependence   Hintikka, J.
Hungerland, I. C. Context/Context Dependence   Hungerland, I. C.
Kaplan, D. Context/Context Dependence   Kaplan, D.
Millikan, Ruth Context/Context Dependence   Millikan, Ruth
Stalnaker, R. Context/Context Dependence   Stalnaker, R.
Wittgenstein, L. Context/Context Dependence   Wittgenstein, L.


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25