|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._____________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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Singular Term/Tugendhat: we need it because we cannot imagine object, but we mean them - VsRepresentation - instead: propositional content.
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.
Then the object "a" would be the indistinguishable of all other objects to which the predicate 'F' also applies -Singular term form equivalence classes.
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"._____________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.
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992