Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Is, philosophy: the word β€œis” has different functions like expressing an identity e.g. A is B, attributing a property e.g. the sky is blue or being contained in a set e.g. "Heaven" is a concept. These functions must not be confused.

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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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Grasses I 30
"Is"/RyleVsAristoteles: "systematically misleading locutions", "is" should suggest the appearance of a thing/property relationship.
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I 31
Error: the universal "human" is itself not a thing that breathes. Rather, it is to be interpreted as a class subordination - "if existence is a term of 2nd order, God cannot be a subject term" - rather predicate term like 'infinite beings' - RyleVsRussell: E.g. Pegasus: Problem not in the subject term, but in the predicate term.


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Ry I
G. Ryle
Der Begriff des Geistes Stuttgart 1969


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21