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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General term / generality / knowledge / Locke: Disputation with general concepts (e.g. being, essence, soul, substance) does not lead to knowledge of real facts - they are merely "verbal" and not "instructive" - conversely all instructive universal sentences (about natural qualities) are uncertain.


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Loc III
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Loc I
W. Euchner
Locke zur Einführung Hamburg 1996


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-20