Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Disjunction: linking two or more statements by an inclusive "or". The disjunction is only false when all disjuncts are false. Notation v. See also adjunction, alternation, conjunction, compound sentences.

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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Disjunction/definition/science/Putnam: e.g. different color combinations can produce the same perceived color - through conversion can be any non-disjunctive predicate convert in a disjunctive - (by switching the current basic concepts terms in each case, and vice versa) - therefore disjunctivity is not a refutation that no universal exists.
V 122
Disjunction/property/Putnam: disjunction of properties is itself a third property: neither A nor B is a feeling state, but only their disjunction.

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.

Pu I
H. Putnam
Von einem Realistischen Standpunkt Frankfurt 1993

H. Putnam
Repräsentation und Realität Frankfurt 1999

H. Putnam
Für eine Erneuerung der Philosophie Stuttgart 1997

H. Putnam
Pragmatismus Eine offene Frage Frankfurt 1995

Pu V
H. Putnam
Vernunft, Wahrheit und Geschichte Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-28