|Everyday language: normal language, spoken within a community. Not strictly formalizable. Antonym to ideal language, formal language. - Theories of truth can only partly be applied to everyday language. See also truth definition, meaning theory, ideolect, Tarski.|
|Strawson, Peter F.
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|Everyday Language||EMD II 189ff
Everyday language/Strawson problem: the relations between action ascribing sentences are not to be understood in the predicate calculus like the relations in which the sentences of Davidson's scheme are.
Solution/Strawson: adverbial access: direct - we cannot understand everyday language sentences (SS) in one respect, without recognizing them as equivalent to Davidson's (DS).
Only difference: in the Davidson's scheme, the constellations are only clearer, but they are also present in the everyday language sentences - so that we can then introduce a control system for the everyday language - (without having to require control).
Quotation marks show that everyday language sentences have a different but equivalent structure - solution: theory of naming with attached predication shows how the structures intersect.
Actions and events generally suffer the identity dependency of substances.
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989