Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Timelessness: sentences such as "The door is open" are not unambiguously endowed with a truth value (true / false) as long as more precise provisions are missing. By setting the time and place, such a sentence is made timeless. A corresponding timeless sentence is therefore true at this time and at all later times when the door was open at this time. See also truth values, interpretation.

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
Frege, Gottlob Timelessness   Frege, Gottlob
Lewis, David Timelessness   Lewis, David
Quine, Willard Van Orman Timelessness   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, Stephen Timelessness   Schiffer, Stephen

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-17