Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Epistemic/ontological: ontological questions relate to the existence of entities that cause perceptions - epistemic questions reflect their recognizability. The question of a principal recognizability itself is ontological and metaphysical. See also metaphysics, ontology, existence, realism, reality, perception.

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John R. Searle

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Objective/Subjective/Searle: respectively epistemic/ontological: E.g. epistemic objective: various heights of mountains e.g. pain in particular - ontologically subjective: attribution of observer-relative property e.g. pain in general - epistemic subjective: evaluation of artists.
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Ontological objective: attribution of existence of species that exist independently from us - e.g. mountains - ontological subjective porperties are sometimes epistemic objective: e.g. "This is a screwdriver."

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.

J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983

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