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Sortal, philosophy: Sortal is an expression for a concept that summarizes several countable objects on the basis of common characteristics. ( "varieties/sorts"). The use of the term "sortal" is intended to avoid, among other things, the use of terms such as categories or universals that would require a variety of additional assumptions. See also order, generality, generalization, general terms, identity, identity conditions, criteria, change, classes, categories, universals, conceptual realism, mass terms.

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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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KripkeVsGeach: a sortal is certainly not a priori true of the designated object. It could turn out: E.g. Lot's guests, even if he calls them, are not people, but angels. Then why should it belong to the meaning of the name?


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S.A. Kripke
Name und Notwendigkeit Frankfurt 1981

K III
S. A. Kripke
Outline of a Theory of Truth (1975)
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Recent Essays on Truth and the Liar Paradox, R. L. Martin (Hg), Oxford/NY 1984


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