Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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V 176
Universals/Searle: are harmless, it means that predicates are meaningful - no
ontological presuppositions - is a purely linguistic entity (VsStrawson) - universals are identified by meanings, not by facts - "Friendly" is primary - friendliness is derivative - Tradition: Universal: coincidence of existence and essence - Searle: Universals: are not in the world, only in the language.
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V 183
Universals/Searle: E.g. "is friendly" presupposes friendliness -> abstraction of predicate expressions - these take precedence over property names.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23