|Situations, philosophy: a situation is a more or less definable constellation of objects, actors, states, events, information and information channels. See also state, process, action, relations, descriptions, communication, context/context dependency, information, meaning, situation semantics, possible worlds, centered worlds, fine grained/coarse grained._____________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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Situations / ontology / Armstrong: states provide a "super category" in the sense that situations include features, and features include properties and relations - Place per - but particulars do not include exactly the properties, which they "carry" - also properties do not include situations which consist in the fact that something has these properties - one should not distinguish between simple and compound situations: e.g. cat on the mat + eats - but "on the mat or in bed": ismade true by the one or the other situation._____________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.
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D. M. Armstrong
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983