Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Definition: determination of the use of linguistic signs (words, symbols, connectives) for non-linguistic or linguistic objects. New definitions are not supposed to be creative, that is, they are to be derived from the use of the signs already employed. See also definability, conservativity, systems, theories, models, reference systems, context definition, explicit defnition, implicit definition.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Carnap, Rudolf
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Definitions VI 19
Def implicit definition / Hilbert: here terms are solely determined by which axioms should apply to them - Carnap: this does not define a term, but a class of terms. An "improper term" means an object which is defined ("implicitly") ,by which axioms apply to him - structure: in contrast determines the object clearly (> description)
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explicit definition / Carnap: Here the new object is no quasi-object (class, complex) with respect to the old object. - When no explicit Def is possible, we need a > Use Definition: with translation rule for quasi-objects - e.g. introduction of the term "prime" - translation rule: must contain variables, otherwise it would be a statement and not applicable to various objects.

Ca I
R. Carnap
Die alte und die neue Logik
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996

R. Carnap
Philosophie als logische Syntax
Philosophie im 20.Jahrhundert, Bd II, A. Hügli/P.Lübcke (Hg), Reinbek 1993

R. Carnap
Mein Weg in die Philosophie Stuttgart 1992

R. Carnap
Der Logische Aufbau der Welt Hamburg 1998

R. Carnap
Sinn und Synonymität in natürlichen Sprachen
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

Ca VIII (= PiS)
R. Carnap
Über einige Begriffe der Pragmatik
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27