Frege's Puzzle from a Model-Based Point of View

Podnieks, Karlis (2012) Frege's Puzzle from a Model-Based Point of View. The Reasoner, 6 (1). pp. 5-6. ISSN 1757-0522

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Every utterance comes from the world model of the speaker. More generally, every sentence comes from some kind of world model. It may be the world model of a (real or imagined) person, the world model represented in a novel, movie, scientific book, virtual reality, etc. In principle, even smaller informational units (stories, poems, newspaper articles, jokes, mathematical proofs, video clips, dreams, hallucinations, etc.) may introduce their own “partial world models” as small additions to “bigger” world models (regarded as background knowledge). Sometimes, sentences contain references to other world models. Trying to understand such sentences, we should identify, and keep separated, the world models involved.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions:University of Latvia > F1 Faculty of Computing
1. Thomas McKay, Michael Nelson (2010: Propositional Attitude Reports, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

2. Marvin Minsky (1965: Matter, Mind and Models, Proceedings of IFIP Congress 65, 1: 45-49)

3. Karlis Podnieks. (2009: Towards Model-Based Model of Cognition, The Reasoner 3(6): 5–6)

4. Aage Petersen (1963: The Philosophy of Niels Bohr. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, XIX(7): 8–14)

ID Code:200
Deposited By: Prof. Karlis Podnieks
Deposited On:29 Dec 2011 09:45
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