|Abstract: non-representational - abstract concept, expression of something non-objective - how to demarcate from concrete objects? How to differentiate between abstract entities and concepts, ultimately words._____________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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Abstract/Prior: objects: are sometimes abstract, but what we think about them is always abstract.
Abstracts/abstract/Prior: "3 is greater than 4" even if not true - not eliminable - adverbs and connections can be eliminated if we introduce nominators. - E.g. "that" in "that P comes implies that Q stays away". - E.g. "that P is wrong"- e.g. instead of "everything moves": "Movement is universal".
Problem: there are still links (abstractions) needed.
These links must be meaningful because they can be true or false._____________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.
Objects of thought Oxford 1971
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003