Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Eliminate, Elimination, philosophy: the replacement of a linguistic expression by another in the case of a theory revision. The elimination is usually done either by a definition or by merging various observations under a common concept. See also reduction, reductionism, eliminative materialism, eliminative reductionism, meaning change, theory change, incommensurability.

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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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Elimination/Description: we eliminate K with the scheme of Russell: (N) (A (ix B) ↔ (Ex)((y)(B[y/x] ↔ y = x u A(x)) - ((s ) "The A that is this B (description)" is the same as something that will be replaced by it in all occurrences of these descriptions, and which has the defining property A"?).


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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.

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P. Simons
Parts Oxford New York 1987


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