Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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I 453
Sortal/Aristotle/Tugendhat: E.g. "chair" distinguished through function -> "bottom-up": we ask how singular term must function - sortal: allows to decide what belongs to it and what does not - no temporal, only spatial limits - (>continuant) - life phases of an object are not regarded as parts.
I 457f
Sortal/Tugendhat: allows new type of temporal-spatial identification - we should not presuppose perceptual object - then identification by distinguishing space-time locations - (Specification).
I 460
Sortal:. Not just imagination - Sortal predicates: presuppose a specific configuration of spatial or temporal extended - e.g. "the same cat" - conversely: sortal predicate only explainable through space locations together with equal signs.

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

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27