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Relations, philosophy: relations are that what can be discovered or produced in objects or states when compared to other objects or other states with regard to a selected property. For example, dimensional differences between objects A and B, which are placed into a linguistic order with the expression "larger" or "smaller" as a link, are determinations of relations which exist between the objects. Identity or equality is not accepted as a relation by most authors. See also space, time, order, categories, reflexivity, symmetry, transitivity.
 
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Berka I 28
Def degenerate relation / degenerated / Peirce: mere collection of independent facts - Def non-degenerate: mental association, habit - non-degenerated: = symbol.

Peir I
Ch. S. Peirce
Philosophical Writings 2011

Brk I
K. Berka/L. Kreiser
Logik Texte Berlin 1983


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