Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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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Nominalism / Tugendhat: (recourse to Wittgenstein) a usage rule can only be explained by positive and negative examples - conceptualism Vs: but inter-subjective explanation is not sufficient - statement by examples leaves the decisive question always open.
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Similarity / Tugendhat: a problem for nominalism


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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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