|Concept: term for an entity with certain properties. The properties of an object correspond to the features of the concept. These concept features are necessary in contrast to the properties of an individual object, which are always contingent._____________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. |
Definition Individual Concept/Naturally/Russell: - "the P" that is the property of unambiguously having P - nothing else has it - may contain yourself and the present moment - definite description: the thing that is now R (relation) for me - = reduction to thoughts de re - (EP) (Emily instantiates the P and the B (Ralph
) - N.B.: the proposition
does not contain Emily, but the unambiguous uniqueness property of the P that instantiates it.
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987