Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Property: what can be ascribed to an object in order to distinguish it from other objects. In philosophy, there is debate about whether properties exist or whether "bare particulars" exist. Expressions for properties are predicates. Not every predicate will refer to a property. See also quantification over properties, 2nd order logic, HOL, completeness.

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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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Arthur Danto
I 219f
Newton: the "world" is featureless
I 220
Subject / Descartes: material things are simply extended, empty geometry. They act in colors and sounds and others, but they are not characterized or imbued with this! Therefore, there are only two substances, the thinking and the extensive.
I 220
Features / Descartes: A thing can not have properties which it wins or loses when these properties are meant to be its own properties. (E.g. beeswax). Instead, we should talk about the changing of properties.

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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.

Dt I
A. C. Danto
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Dt VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-24