Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Qua objects, philosophy: qua objects are objects, explicitly referred to under a particular description, to extract one of several possible functions of this object. E.g. Reagan qua President in contrast to Reagan qua actor. This reduces the amount of possible conclusions resulting from the use of names for this object. In the technical sense, the use of Qua objects prevents an object from being counted multiple times. Problems arise with regard to which "address" e.g. a quote is to be attributed to. See also partition, attribution, individuation, identification, specification.

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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Qua-object/Qua object/Lewis: E.g. Russell qua philosopher is Russell-in-intension: the Russell in our world (actual world), together with the Russells who are its philosophical counterparts from other worlds - Within the actual world there is no difference - no differences between the two Russell-in-intension - i.e. we have identity -> relation-in-intension/((s): Identity) - ((s)> Cresswell: intensional objects: various objects in different worlds). - Pair of regions-in-intension: E.g. this event as a conference or as the scene of a struggle - but not two events - wrong, to say "the same and yet different".

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.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

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Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-27