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Nominalism: nominalism is the view that universals (for example, triangles, blackness) are merely artificial constructions from individual cases. The linguistic expressions are merely names for these constructs. See also universalism, conceptualism, general terms, categories, generalization, generality.
 
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Definition psychological nominalism: every consciousness of species, resemblances, facts, i.e. abstract entities, is a linguistic matter. The perception of similarities and also of facts presupposes the process of acquisition of language use.
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Psychological nominalism/Sellars: Thesis: there is no consciousness of a logical space that precedes the acquisition of language and would be independent of it.

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W. Sellars
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27