Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Predication, philosophy: predication is the attribution of a property to an object. See also attribution.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Identity / one-place predicates / Stalnaker: you can not generally treat sentences as predications. E.g. "x^(Hx u Gx)" is an instance of the form Fs, but "(Hs u Gs)" is not (-> Substitution) - therefore our identity scheme is more limited than Leibniz s law is usually formulated.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23