Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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I 5
Abstract/Prior: objects: are sometimes abstract, but what we think about them is always abstract
I 31
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.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-22