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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 a real man must live forever. (>real >reality).
II 72
Object: not time-place, but "total object" 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)
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 - "possible time-place"are no new real object but new predicate for old real sum object 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 further.


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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 [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

G IV
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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