Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Round Square, philosophy: an example of something non-existent, originally by A. Meinong (A. Meinong, “Über Gegenstandstheorie”, 1904). Meinong assumes that there must be this object, so that we can talk about it to determine its non-existence. See also non-existence, existence, truth, necessity, features, properties.

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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Meinong / Chisholm: Solution: there is the possibility of something round and there is the possibility of something quare - nothing has both - there are properties that can not even be exemplified - I 22 solution: each property is such that there is a possibility that there is someone who thinks of it.

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.

Chi I
R. Chisholm
Die erste Person Frankfurt 1992

Roderick M. Chisholm
Erkenntnistheorie Graz 2004

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-28