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 Compositionality - Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments
Compositionality, linguistics, language philosophy: the thesis (originally by G. Frege, Grundlagen der Arithmetik, 1884) that the meaning of composite expressions, e.g. sentences, results from the meanings of the parts. It follows that a change of the parts, e.g. replacement of a single word by another, can change the meaning of the entire composite structure. See also Frege principle.
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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Boer, Steven E. Compositionality   Boer, Steven E.
Brandom, Robert Compositionality   Brandom, Robert
Cartwright, R. Compositionality   Cartwright, R.
Cresswell, Maxwell J. Compositionality   Cresswell, Maxwell J.
Fodor, Jerry Compositionality   Fodor, Jerry
Gärdenfors, Peter Compositionality   Gärdenfors, Peter
Hintikka, Jaakko Compositionality   Hintikka, Jaakko
Montague, Richard Compositionality   Montague, Richard
Peacocke, Christopher Compositionality   Peacocke, Christopher
Pinker, Steven Compositionality   Pinker, Steven
Schiffer, Stephen Compositionality   Schiffer, Stephen
Tarski, Alfred Compositionality   Tarski, Alfred
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Compositionality   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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