Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Similarity: conformity of one or more - but not all - properties of two or more objects.

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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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Rorty I 203
"Psychological nominalism": Sellars: any consciousness of sorts, similarities, facts, so of abstract entities, is a linguistic affair. The acquisition of language does not even presupposes the consciousness of the sorts, similarities and facts that are related to the so-called immediate experience.
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Sellars II 329
Similarity: Problem: how can it be constructed, if one takes the propositional character of "ideas" seriously.
One could interpret these uniformities as a reaction mode, for which statements and not reference expressions are used. "This here is now green." This is probably correct, but this statement itself represents a reference term for a more in-depth approach.


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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.

Sell I
W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

Ro II
R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

Ro III
R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

Ro IV
R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

Ro VI
R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-27