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|Copula: a copula is a connection of the subject with a predicate within a sentence or statement. E.g. the sky is blue. The copula is not the same as the "is" of identity._____________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. |
Gottlob Frege on Copula - Dictionary of Arguments
Copula/Frege: a coplua can be found in the sentence e.g. "The sky is blue". Contrast: a contrast is offered by the equation: "The number of Jupiter’s moons equals four". The four contains nothing related to Jupiter and moon.
>Equal sign, >Equation, >Identity.
Equal Sign/"="/Frege/(s): the equal sign links objects, not concepts or predicates with properties. By contrast, the copula/(s): links an object with a concept.
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The copula does not express identity: "sky = blue", but a simple "is". (The predicate is enclosed). Correct: "The sky is a blue thing": "A is a B". (> indefinite article)._____________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.
Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Stuttgart 1987
Funktion, Begriff, Bedeutung Göttingen 1994
Logische Untersuchungen Göttingen 1993
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