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Abstraction: Subsumption of objects by non-consideration of certain properties. See also equivalence relation, concretion, concreta, indiscernibility.
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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Arthur N. Prior on Abstraction - Dictionary of Arguments

I 64
"Extensional abstraction"/Prior: Extensional abstraction says that it is not about real entities but only surrogates. - E.g. identity of "nothing φ-es" with "everything that φ-es is not identical with itself."
, >Identity, >Extensionality, >Extensions.
I 133
PriorVsAbstraction: it is not certain whether the vernacular requires a.:
E.g. Cook Wilson: instead of "Jones is musically talented": what is predicted, is musicality.
>Everyday language, >Predication, >Attribution.
PriorVs: "-ty" or "-ness" is always just a trick.
>Universals, >Universals/Quine.

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.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003

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