Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Features, philosophy: Features are fundamentally characteristics, however in the philosophical terminology according to Frege it has become natural to speak of (necessary) characteristics, but in objects of (contingent) properties. Objects do not have their properties necessarily, they can always be different. Concepts, on the other hand, have their characteristics necessarily. E.g. that circles are round is a necessary characteristic of the concept circle, but not a necessary property of drawn circles. It is, however, not the concept which has the characteristic itself, but the objects which fall under it.
 
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Avr I 69
Natural features/Schiffer/Avramides: (non-conventional) may communicate miscellaneous issues - (more dependent on the context) - non-natural (> meaningnn, convention) have a specified meaning - (less dependent on the context - nn: necessary for timeless significance.

Schi I
St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24