Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Absolute: something that is not dependent on conditions. Question is there absolute rest, absolute speed? - Antonym to relative.
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Absolute/relative/vagueness/Unger/Lewis: E.g. (Peter Unger): you could say there is really nothing that is really smooth - sure the pavement is flat, but the desk is still smoother - Lewis pro: suppose that for no description of the relative vagueness of "smooth" and "smoother" it is true that something is smoother than something that is smooth - score keeping/vagueness/Lewis: the correct answer is that he changed their score. - The approximation rule allows Unger to create a context in which everything he says is true - but that does not prove that something is wrong in our everyday contexts.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26