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Alfred Jules Ayer on Definiteness - Dictionary of Arguments

I 288
Determinateness/Ayer: defined by containment: that my shoes are blacc entails that they are not brown, but not vice versa - that I write entails that anybody writes, but not vice versa.
Def Determinateness/Ayer: a statement is absolutely specific in L, if no statement can be made that contains this statement, without being included in it. - (>minimal/Chisholm
Then a hierarchy is constructible in L.
Problem: you may make a statement beconme more specific, by connecting another with it. (>conjunction, >slingshot argument).
I 289
> Big fact: expressed by a conjunction of all independent true statements.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ayer I
Alfred J. Ayer
"Truth" in: The Concept of a Person and other Essays, London 1963
Wahrheitstheorien, Gunnar Skirbekk, Frankfurt/M. 1977

Ayer II
Alfred Jules Ayer
Language, Truth and Logic, London 1936
Philosophie im 20. Jahrhundert, A. Hügli/P. Lübcke,

Ayer III
Alfred Jules Ayer
"The Criterion of Truth", Analysis 3 (1935), pp. 28-32
Theories of Truth, Paul Horwich, Aldershot 1994

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