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Statement Vs Proposition Vs Premise Vs Assertion

The SEP entry on propositions has for its point-of-departure: The term ‘proposition’ has a broad use in contemporary philosophy. It is used to refer to some or all of the following: the primary ...
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Statement Vs Proposition Vs Premise Vs Assertion

A proposition is that which is true or false, but not true and false simultaneously. A proposition is beyond language. A statement is that which symbolizes a proposition, so a statement must be ...
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Statement Vs Proposition Vs Premise Vs Assertion

In order to keep things simple, as a first step I propose the following definitions: Statement = proposition: A sentence which can be either true or false. Assertion: Asserting a proposition means ...
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Is Karl Popper's falsificationism self-refuting?

No, Popper's falsificationism is not self-refuting. What does it mean for falsification to be self-refuting? Popper's point is a logical criterion applied in methodological naturalism. It is a tenet ...
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Does the success of AI (Large Language Models) support Wittgenstein's position that "meaning is use"?

Very much so, I would say. But of course Wittgenstein wrote in a time before the current success of AI and I think he would express himself a little differently in the present day world. The problem ...
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Does the success of AI (Large Language Models) support Wittgenstein's position that "meaning is use"?

Reading the above discussion I tend to a qualifies "yes" as an answer, especially I agree with Jo Wehler when he writes "Insofar is ChatGPT a good example how the meaning of a word is ...
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Is a human language a prison for a mind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its color and odor, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the ...
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What are the philosophical solutions to "ship of Theseus" problem of identity?

Let's adapt the story a little bit and see where that leads us. A ship builder has constructed two identical ships and sells one to Theseus. Theseus sails off on his adventures and returns a few years ...
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Is a human language a prison for a mind?

I would say that the analogy of a prison is inappropriate in many ways, perhaps the most significant of which is that it implies an enforced confinement, but for which, one would be capable of ...
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