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Philosophy Final Exam

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Sentence vs. proposition

Answer:

-sentences are the physical marking of words/phrases on paper, or the vibration of sounds in the air. Ex: You are hungry (Malcom pointing to Andrew)

-propositions are what sentences mean (what they are about, what the world must be like in order for them to be true). Ex: You are hungry (Andrew pointing to Malcom) same sent diff prop

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Question: Sentence vs. proposition
Answer: -sentences are the physical marking of words/phrases on paper, or the vibration of sounds in the air. Ex: You are hungry (Malcom pointing to Andrew)-propositions are what sentences mean (what they are about, what the world must be like in order for them to be true). Ex: You are hungry (Andrew pointing to Malcom) same sent diff prop