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.

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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Form/similarity/Quine: E.g. ovate: is something that is more similar in shape to each of two eggs than these are to one another - always between two things. - (s) Idealization: applies to two arbitrarily chosen things - it cannot differ independently in one direction from both eggs - pomegranate-colored: in the middle between two concrete colors.
V 165
Form/analytic geometry/Quine: Class of classes of pairs of real numbers - ((s) Two-dimensional).
V 184
Form: a manifold is only recognizable as a square if it is marked - in contrast: color: E.g. Scarlet does not have to be marked.
V 186
Manifold/Quine: these were merely individual squares, circles, etc. - these were not abstract objects like squares - forms: would be classes of such, i.e. objects of higher abstraction - Form/(s) i.e. classes of classes of points. letter forms: classes of inscriptions.

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.

W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-26