|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.|
|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.
Quine I 327
Definition: instructions for transformation, reinstate singular term - flexible, without truth value gaps.
Carnap quasi-analysis - full reduction through definition - QuineVs: assignment of sense qualities to spacetime points must be kept revisable - therefore not attributable to definitions.
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.
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.
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.
Context Definition: introduces merely a facon de parler-" that creates eliminability at all times without ontological commitment.
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953
Bezeichnung und Referenz
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000