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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Danto2 I 111
Predicates/Locke/Danto: e.g. good, yellow: these expressions are simple, therefore indefinable - E.g. "Horse": composed, definable.
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Bbasic vocabulary: terms which are not mutually defineable - therefore they are lexically independent.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26