. Maxwell J. Cresswell on Hyperintensionality - Dictionary of Arguments

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Hyperintensionality: Intensionality is a semantic property of language that allows us to distinguish between sentences that have the same truth value but different meanings. For example, the sentences "The morning star is the evening star" and "The morning star is the morning star" are both true, but they have different meanings. - Hyperintensionality is a problem of distinguishing between Possible Worlds, which leads to incalculable subtleties. Especially if worlds are supposed to differ only by different opinions. See also Possible worlds, Intensions, Intensionality, Cross world identity.
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Maxwell J. Cresswell on Hyperintensionality - Dictionary of Arguments

I 101
Hyperintensionality/Cresswell: (more fine-grained than worlds) - ultimately we need access to the world.
>Fine-grained/coarse-grained
, >Individuation, >Identification, >Possible worlds,
>Cross world identity, >Centered worlds.
II 72
hyperintensional proposition/hyperintensionality/Cresswell: an approach which takes worlds instead of propositions as the basic concept.
>Propositions, >Basic concepts.
II 73
The (one-digit) predicate is then a function of things on propositions, etc.
1st problem: we do not know
a) what it is for a proposition to be true or
b) for two propositions to be incompatible.
>Contradictions.

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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.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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