Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Form, philosophy: traditionally antonym of matter or content. See also statue/clay, exterior/interior, wholes, parts, dualism, substance, substrate, change, process. - In logic it comes to the form in which statements must be expressed in order to allow conclusions. See also fine-grained/coarse-grained, completeness, theories, systems, formalism.

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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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Design/shape/Evolution/Chomsky: It is wrong to make selection responsible for all design - often there is simply a physical explanation - explanation/selection/PinkerVsChomsky: Selection is usually not needed to explain utility, but something improbable.
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I 219
Definition design/Pinker: if the function cannot be described more economical than the structure, it is no design - the term function will not add anything new.


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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.

Pi I
St. Pinker
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht München 1998


> Counter arguments against Pinker

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-19