Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Frege/Dummett: the predicates as well as their reference objects themselves are unsaturated, i.e. they cannot occur independently. Dummett: is this reasoning correct, then grasping the meaning of a concept-word can not be an element of perception, except as an inseparable part of grasping a complete thought.
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Names/Meaning /Logical Constants/Dummett: if every single attribute can be omitted without the name of the bearer being deprived, that does not mean that the meaning remains the same - one can generalize this for all words except the logical constants and prepositions.

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M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30