Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Is, philosophy: the word “is” 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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II 27f
Is/Tugendhat: triple meaning of being (already Plato, Sophist): 1. existence, 2. predication 3. Identity.
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II 116
Is/Heidegger/Tugendhat: "The sky is blue" (Example from Heidegger) - to which being refers "is"? to the sky or to what is meant by "blue" - therefore one should omit the orientation on the beings.


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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.

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

Tu II
E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-22