Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Singular Terms, philosophy: singular terms are linguistic expressions for individual objects or situations or totals, which can be determined as something individual. See also general terms, relative terms, abstract terms, reference.

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I 102
Singular Term/Tugendhat: we need it because we cannot imagine object, but we mean them - VsRepresentation - instead: propositional content.
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I 338f
Singular Term/Tugendhat: difference to predicate: we cannot say analogously, the singular term 'a' stands for those object that if the predicate 'F' applies to it, the assertion 'Fa' becomes true.
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I 338
Then the object "a" would be the indistinguishable of all other objects to which the predicate 'F' also applies -Singular term form equivalence classes.
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I 414
Singular Term/Tugendhat: can stand for 4 types of objects: 1. demonstrative expressions: "this mountain" - 2. description with location - 3. other clear relation E.g. "the murderer of Schmidt" (not perception but relative feature) - 4. by a single characteristic: E.g. "the highest mountain".


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Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

Tu II
E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992


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