Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Subject, philosophy: the subject is, in the most general sense, the originator of actions and creativity as well as bearer of ideas, beliefs, perceptions, feelings and moods. In the tradition of German idealism the subject is opposed to the object. More recently, there has been a shift in the focus of the discussion to questions of access to internal states. See also I, self, subjectivity, object, idealism, actions, action theory.

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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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I 272
Subject/predicate/Strawson: essential feature-localizing finding: contains universal but no particular, the universal still appears as something incomplete. At this boundary the antithesis subject/predicate dissolves - paradigm of introducing a predicate: use of an universal-introducing expression - a universal is in the same manner incomplete as the particular, while it lacks the completeness.
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VII 126
Subject predicate/grammar/Strawson: medieval assumptions as the division into categories A, E, I, O (either there are some or none, or all are) are pretence lemmas - solution: there is the question of whether the sentences are needed to establish a true or a false claim.


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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.

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-24