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Read III 154
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Predicates, philosophy, logic: predicates are symbols that can stand in logical formulas for properties. In fact, not every predicate stands for a property, since it has contradictory predicates, but no contradictory properties. For example, one can think of a predicate "squaround" for "square and round", that is, two properties that exclude each other. One can then truthfully say "Nothing is squaround". There are therefore more predicates than properties. See also round square, scheme characters, quantification, 2nd level logic, predication, attributes, adjectives.
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Hoyningen-Huene II 169
Relations are also predicates. E.g. "... is between ... and."
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Read III 154
Predication: the true logical form is: "There is something that is a mountain of gold, and that has been discovered." The apparent subject conceals a predicative expression. False: a complex predicate: "a-mountain-of-gold-and-to-have-been-discovered".
Read III 214
Measuring instruments: Can you tell us what color the spots have, that the one is red, and the other green? You cannot! This is because words like "red" are observational predicates. The reason for our judgments on the correctness of the applications of "red" is based on observation.
>Measuring
, >Observation, >Observation language, >Observation sentence.
Read III 214f
Color: observational predicate (unconscious, frequencies) - not by measuring instruments - to name instruments, not color.
>Coulour, >Colour words.

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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 [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.
Logic Texts
Me I Albert Menne Folgerichtig Denken Darmstadt 1988
HH II Hoyningen-Huene Formale Logik, Stuttgart 1998
Re III Stephen Read Philosophie der Logik Hamburg 1997
Sal IV Wesley C. Salmon Logic, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1973 - German: Logik Stuttgart 1983
Sai V R.M.Sainsbury Paradoxes, Cambridge/New York/Melbourne 1995 - German: Paradoxien Stuttgart 2001
Re III
St. Read
Thinking About Logic: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Logic. 1995 Oxford University Press
German Edition:
Philosophie der Logik Hamburg 1997


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