Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Expression: phrase, word, formula, or part of a formula. Below the level of sentences, therefore not true or false.
 
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Goodman, Nelson
 
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Expressions I 25
Exemplification and expression/Goodman: point in the same direction, which is exactly opposite the denotation (name). (Denotation belongs more to saying and writing).
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I 60
For the direct quote both are important: naming and including.
Each expression is a paraphrase of itself.
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III 55ff
Definition "expressions"/Goodman: here first reference to a sense or another property. Not to their presence! One can also express emotions that one does not have. Expression: feeling, representation: Object or event.
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III 58
The gray image, does not denote the color gray, but is denoted by the predicate "gray".
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III 59
Not every exemplification is expression but each expression is exemplification.
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III 60
Definition exemplification is ownership plus reference. (The ostension is missing reference).
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III 61
A figure which exemplifies the triangularity, exemplifies not always tripartite! Although it is three-sided. - Also language dependent: "rouge" does not exemplify "red"!
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III 88
Definition what is expressed, is exemplified metaphorically.
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III 92
While almost everything can denote almost everything else or even represent, a thing can only express what belongs to it, but not what originally belonged to it. (E.g. glue factory). Ultimately a matter of habit.
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III 94
Name a feature and express it are two different things. And a poem or a story does not need to express what she or it says, or to say what it expresses.
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III 94
Definition exemplification relates the symbol to a label, which it denotes.
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III 96
Definition expression: relates the symbol to a label which it denotes metaphorically and by that not only indirectly on the metaphorical but also onto the literal area of this label.
Conclusion: When a expresses b then
1. a owns b or is denoted by it
2. This possession or this denotation is metaphorical
3. a refers to b.

G I
N. Goodman
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

G II
N. Goodman
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

G III
N. Goodman
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

G IV
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989


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