|Actual: in relation to the real world as opposed to a merely possible world or situation._____________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. |
Uwe Meixner on Actuality - Dictionary of Arguments
Actuality/Examole "the golden mountain" neither an actual nor a non-actual individual, because either none or very many of which none are "the" mountain.
Def Actuality/Meixner: Exemplification: actuality of universals - Problem: ambiguous: a) intentional if x thinks of y, then y is actual - b) relation "x contains y" real, if containing is actual regardless of the actuality of x and y - statements defined by time can be timelessly actual.
Actuality/Meixner: can be relativized on possible worlds - but also absolute actuality possible: "actual*" - (= partial fact in w* the fact that is the actual world under all circumstances.)
Actuality/Actual/Absolute/Meixner: the sum of all facts, without relativization "w*" is a possible world and therefore absolutely actual - (s)Vs: does that mean that our actual world (w*, sum of all facts) is supposed to be necessary ?_____________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.
Einführung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004