﻿ Peter T. Geach on Complexes/Complexity - Dictionary of Arguments

# Dictionary of Arguments

Complex: a complex is composed of components that can be distinguished from each other and are relatively autonomous. Complex behavior refers to systems that consist of several components. The relative independence of the components is manifested in their behavior. Relative autonomy of the components is determined by the description of the complex as a whole.

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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.

Author Item Summary Meta data
I 103
Compound Expressions/Complex Terms/Relative Clause/Geach: Problem: not merely simple predicate corresponds to the R clause - ambiguous to whom "someone", "he" or "anyone" refers - Range: deceptive E.g. a woman admired by all natives is beautiful/his wife/gift - Russell: "denoting expressions" must be radically paraphrased - Geach pro
I 106
Compound Expressions/Complex Terms/Relative Clause/Geach: Relationship pronoun - antecedent analogous to variable operator - ambiguous - solution: resolution by additional pronouns: "if", "and", etc. - (s) it is not about unity, but about dissolving the unity - Symbolic Language/Geach: (e.g. ML): can dissolve unity by definition: E.g. "y belongs to the class of Ps": differs depending on whether with equal sign or epsilon: >"for a class x, y belongs to x, and if something belongs to x, it is P" - E.g. wrong: "only a woman who has lost all sense of shame gets drunk" - right: a woman only gets ... when she..." otherwise follows: "Men never get drunk"

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The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-12-10