|Denotation, naming: specify a word or phrase for an object. Related terms description designation.|
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Primitive denotation/Field: a theory T1, based on primitive denotation, has compositionality - i.e. that the truth values (tr.v.) of the sentences depend on the truth values of the non-logical parts. - Primitive Denotation: Problem: E.g. - "He takes drugs": here only one token has a meaning, but not the type. - ((s) primitive denotation/(s): without markings).
T1/Field: with primitive denotation; each name denotes what it denotes, a predicate denotes what it applies to, etc. - No composite expression has a primitive denotation. - Definition truth/primitive denotation: when a speaker says something true - hence tokens! - Not types of expressions - expressions like "John", "I", "You" are always only tokens. - Advantage: diachronic theory of language.
T1 uses semantic terms: "satisfy", "denote", "apply" (unlike Tarski) - VsT1: "John", "I" or "You" - problems with expressions like T2 (see below): without semantic expressions (E.g. satisfy, denotate, apply).
Denotation/T-Theory/Language/Field: for different languages at the same time: one could define "denote": E.g. DE (English) to say the name N denotes an object a is the same as to demand that either a is France and N is "France" or "a" is Germany and "N" is "Germany" ... then for another language, e.g. German: corresponding "... a is France and N is "France"...".
Problem: So one could define magic physically acceptable by simply setting up a list of magician -object pairs.
Names/Denotation/FieldVsTarski: Tarski's definition boils down to mere lists - and also lists for applying predicates and for fulfillment. - (> Possible world semantics/Properties:> II 41).
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980