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Abstract: non-representational - abstract concept, expression of something non-objective - how to demarcate from concrete objects? How to differentiate between abstract entities and concepts, ultimately words.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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E. Tugendhat on Abstractness - Dictionary of Arguments

I 499
Abstract singular terms/Tugendhat: cannot be identified in space and time. - They are a collective terms, which break up into different subject areas with different identity criteria.
>Singular terms
, >Identity criteria, >Identity, >cf >General terms.
I 500
Example
1. attributes
2. states of affairs
3. types
4. institutions and their parts
5. classes
6. numbers
>Attributes, >States of affairs, >Type/Token, >Institutions, >Classes.
II 97
Abstract terms/Tugendhat: events occur in space and time, but not abstract objects.
>Events, >Space, >Time.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

Tu II
E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992


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