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Re: [ontolog-forum] Ontology, Information Models and the 'Real World': C

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From: Ingvar Johansson <ingvar.johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 12:03:49 +0200
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John F. Sowa schrieb:
> Ingvar,
> Quine didn't adopt any notion of 'proposition', 'sentence
> meaning', or 'use of sentence meaning'.     (01)

No, not "adopt", but he allowed himself to speak of propositions. Here 
are two quotations from "Word and Object" (p. 193):    (02)

"The newly remarked purpose of propositions as surrogate truth vehicles 
demands that propostions resist variation in truth value, ..."    (03)

"In general, to specify a proposition without dependence on 
circumstances of utterance, we put for the 'p' of '[p]' an *eternal 
sentence*: ..."    (04)

best wishes,
Ingvar    (05)

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