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Single Idea 18791

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 2. Semantics]

Full Idea

In 'situation semantics' individuals, properties, facts, and events are treated as abstractions from situations.

Gist of Idea

In 'situation semantics' our main concepts are abstracted from situations


Edwin D. Mares (Negation [2014], 6.1)

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.204

A Reaction

[Barwise and Perry 1983 are cited] Since I take the process of abstraction to be basic to thought, I am delighted to learn that someone has developed a formal theory based on it. I am immediately sympathetic to situation semantics.

Related Idea

Idea 18792 Situation semantics for logics: not possible worlds, but information in situations [Mares]