|Timelessness: sentences such as "The door is open" are not unambiguously endowed with a truth value (true / false) as long as more precise provisions are missing. By setting the time and place, such a sentence is made timeless. A corresponding timeless sentence is therefore true at this time and at all later times when the door was open at this time. See also truth values, interpretation._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Timeless/existence/Woods: logical form: (x exists timelessly) = def (∃t) (x exists at t) - (s) "There is a time when ..." is timelessly true._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
"Existence and Tense"
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J. McDowell, Oxford 1976