|Abstraction: Subsumption of objects by non-consideration of certain properties. See also equivalence relation, concretion, concreta, indiscernibility._____________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. |
"extensional abstraction" / Prior: says that it is not about real entities but only surrogates - e.g. identity of "nothing φ-es" with "everything that φ-es is not identical with itself."
PriorVsAbstraction: it is not certain whether the vernacular requires a.: E.g. Cook Wilson: instead of "Jones is musically talented": what is predicted, is musicality - PriorVs: "-ty" or "-ness" is always just a trick. (> Vsuniversals)_____________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