Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
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Quine, Willard Van Orman
 
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Definitions Rorty I 302
Definition: Quine’s attack on the first dogma had made her doubtful.
Operational definition: along with Sellar’s doctrine that a "sensory fact" is a function of socialization she became twice as questionable with Quine’s holistic attacks.
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Quine I 327
Definition: instructions for transformation, reinstate singular term - flexible, without truth value gaps.
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II 109
Carnap quasi-analysis - full reduction through definition - QuineVs: assignment of sense qualities to spacetime points must be kept revisable - therefore not attributable to definitions.
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VII 24
Definition/Quine: can serve opposite purposes: abbreviation - or more economic vocabulary (then longer chains) - Part and whole are bound by translation rules - Definition key neither for synonymy nor analyticity.
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A propos X 70
Definition/object language/meta language/Quine/(s): the term which is defined, cannot stand in the object language, even if the rest of the definition is (not always) in the object language.
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X 84
Definition/VsQuine: from appropriate method of proof is of no interest, because the -"property of being provable by a particular method is uninteresting -" is only interesting in connection with completeness theorem - QuineVsVs: logical truth is not mentioned there.
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X 101
Context Definition: introduces merely a facon de parler-" that creates eliminability at all times without ontological commitment.

Q I
W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

Q II
W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

Q III
W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

Q IX
W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

Q V
W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

Q VI
W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

Q VII
W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

Q VIII
W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
In
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

Q X
W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

Q XII
W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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