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Nelson Goodman on Object - Dictionary of Arguments

II 71
Possible objects: a real color or a real place do not need to occur at all times. Just as little as a human must live forever. (>real >reality).
II 72
Object: not all objects have the predicate time-place, some are "total objects" (p + t), parts have no relationship to each other. Just as the parts of two cars on two sides of the street form no car (similar to Quine).
>Totality, >Wholes, >Parts, >Part-of-Relation; cf. >Mereology.
II 72f
The predicate "time-place" applies to many objects which consist of a place and a time, but not to all, for example, not to t+p.
II 73f
Possible objects/Goodman: real objects form a smaller subclass of the possible objects. "Possible time-place" objects are no new real objects but it is a new predicate for old real sum objects of the form: p + t. The predicate "time-place" does not apply to p + t. Similar to "biggt" and "flexible": p + t = "time-place-able".
II 74
Continuation/predicates statement: "Time-place is red": two continuations: it continues the two predicates "red" and "time-place" on p + t.

The possible objects and predicates disappear. Predicates refer to reality, but have extensions that are related in a very specific way with the extensions of certain manifest predicates and are usually wider.
>Possible worlds, >Predicates.

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.

N. Goodman
Catherine Z. Elgin
Reconceptions in Philosophy and Other Arts and Sciences, Indianapolis 1988
German Edition:
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989

Goodman I
N. Goodman
Ways of Worldmaking, Indianapolis/Cambridge 1978
German Edition:
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

Goodman II
N. Goodman
Fact, Fiction and Forecast, New York 1982
German Edition:
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

Goodman III
N. Goodman
Languages of Art. An Approach to a Theory of Symbols, Indianapolis 1976
German Edition:
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

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