Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Predicativeness, redicativity, philosophy: concepts are predicative that do not come from the totality to which they refer. They can therefore be used without the danger of circularity. See also circularity, impredicativity, Poincaré.
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Bertrand Russell
I 96
predicative functions: f (x) - non-predicative: f(x^): Function as opposed to its values! - Predicative(s): function that is one step higher than its argument.
I 109
Class/predicative/totality/Principia Mathematica/Russell: each class can be defined by a predictive function - hence the totality of classes, of which one can sensibly say that a given term belongs to them or not, a legitimate entirety, although the entirety of functions, of which one can say that a given term fulfils them or not, is not a legitimate entirety.
I 116
Def predicative function/Principia Mathematica/Russell: notation: j ! (x,y) (predicative function of x and y.) -
Def non-predicative/impredicative function/Principia Mathematica/Russell: function as opposed to its values: notation: j ! (x^, y^).
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E. Picardi Alfred North Whitehead/Bertrand Russell: Principia Mathematica aus "Hauptwerke der Philosophie 20. Jahrhundert" , Eva Picardi u.a. Stuttgart 1992 p. 18
non-predicative properties: E.g. having all the properties of a great commander - predicative: E.g. to be born in Corsica.

B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

B. Russell
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

B. Russell
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

B. Russell
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

B. Russell
Wahrheit und Falschheit
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24