Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Use, philosophy: words are used to mention something. The distinction use/mention is important in the philosophy of language because words or phrases in turn may be mentioned, as in a quote or a correction. Within logical formulas parts are used, others are mentioned. See also mentioning, use theory, meaning, meaning theory, language, quote/disquotation, quotation marks, quasi-quotation, object language, metalanguage.
 
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Field, Hartry
 
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Use II 132
use dependent / Field: E.g. T-predicate is use-dependent, if we demand that in each world the truth conditions depend on the meanings in the actual world - (are "rigid") - i.e. the meaning depends on our use.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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