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Predication, philosophy: predication is the attribution of a property to an object. See also attribution.
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.

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G.W.F. Hegel on Predication - Dictionary of Arguments

Gadamer I 470
Predication/Speculation/Hegel/Gadamer: [Hegel] shows that the philosophical proposition is a judgement only in its external form, i.e. it attaches a predicate to a concept of subject(1). In truth, the philosophical proposition does not pass from the concept of subject to another concept that is related to it, but in the form of the predicate it pronounces the truth of the subject.
For example, "God is One" does not mean that it is a quality of God to be One, but that it is the essence of God to be unity.
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Gadamer I 471
Philosophy/Hegel/Gadamer: [Hegel] (...) has shown how philosophy in this sense is speculation from the very beginning. If it expresses itself in the form of predication, i.e., if it works with fixed conceptions of God, soul and world, then it misjudges its nature and pursues a one-sided "intellectual view of the objects of reason". According to Hegel, this is the essence of his pre-Kantian dogmatic metaphysics and characterizes, in general, the "newer times of 'Unphilosophy'. Plato, at any rate, is not such a metaphysician and Aristotle even less, although one occasionally believes the opposite"(2).
Cf. >Metaphysics.

1. Cf. for this Gadamer, „Hegels Dialektik. Sechs hermeneutische Studien“ Tübingen 1980,
2. Hegel, Enzykl. § 36.

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.

Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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