By Leon Chwistek

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Suppose you would prefer a grammar that assigns constant but complicated values. Very well: to each sentence 5, assign once and for all the function Vs such that, for every context c and index /, Vs\c + /) is Vsc(i). Or suppose given a grammar that assigns constant but complicated semantic values: to sentence s it assigns, once and for all, the value Vs. Suppose you would prefer a grammar that assigns variable but simple values. Very well: to the sentence 5 and context c, assign the function V\ such that, for every index i, Vsc(i) is Vs(c + /).

Is true under a reversal of the direction the speaker's finger points. But we don't. ' is true under a reversal of the orientation established in the original context. But we don't. There are ever so many conceivable forms of shiftiness that we don't indulge in. (To forestall confusion, let me say that in calling a feature of context unshiftable, I do not mean that we cannot change it. I just mean that it does not figure in any rules relating truth of one sentence in context to truth of a second sentence when some feature of the original context is shifted.

Diagrammatically: Sentence. \ Grammar J)> • Context^ Semantic Value N \ •Truth Value IndexSentence s is true at context c at index i iff Vsc (i) is truth, where Vsc is the value of s at c. Sentence s is true at context c iff V{- (ic) is truth, where ic is the index of the context c. Second option: the semantic values of sentences are constant but complicated. A value for a sentence is a function, perhaps partial, from combinations of a context and an index to truth values. ) The semantic value of a sentence (or its set of values, in case of ambiguity) does not vary from context to context.

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