Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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General Term: a word that does not single out individuals, but sets of objects which are determined by characteristics - contrast singular term. There are problems in relation to universals and reference.

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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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General Term/Geach: does not apply to a specific list of objects.
I 49
General Term/Geach: may appear in subject position: E.g. "philosopher": then refers directly to a certain Philosoppher - general term as a predicate:. other truth conditions: "truthful" does not refer to specific individuals.
I 72
general Term/Geach: can be used as a Name, therefore act as a subject - then in contrast to a relation between whole sentences - instead between a pair of predicates: "Every __ is an F", "No__ ..".


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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.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-18