Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Predicates, philosophy, logic: predicates are symbols that can stand in logical formulas for properties. In fact, not every predicate stands for a property, since it has contradictory predicates, but no contradictory properties. For example, one can think of a predicate "squaround" for "square and round", that is, two properties that exclude each other. One can then truthfully say "Nothing is squaround". There are therefore more predicates than properties. See also round square, scheme characters, quantification, 2nd level logic, predication, attributes, adjectives.
 
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I 544
Predicates are the sentence frame, its content is determined by the set of asymmetric SMSICs
(> Frege).
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I 943
Definition predicate/Brandom: here: equivalence class of substitutionally equivalent sentences.
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I 533
Predicate/Brandom: no equivalence class - it therefore selects no objects - SMSIC for predicates asymmetrical - structural similarities.
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I 563/4
Predicates/Brandom: cannot be eliminated, expressively essential - e.g. "whatever is, is moving".
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I 572
Predicate/Brandom: essential asymmetry - problem: the difference between e.g. "Brutus killed Caesar" and "Caesar killed Brutus" cannot yet be ascertained - therefore, one must understand the predicates (T > S) but not their role as functions or as frames.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begr√ľnden und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001


> Counter arguments against Brandom



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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-29