Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Completeness, philosophy: A) Systems are complete, if all valid statements are provable. B) The question of the completeness of a description is always concerned with specific purposes of this description within the framework of a theory which applies to the described objects. It is a peculiarity in the case of particle physics that the complete description of elementary particles does not allow the differentiation of other particles of the same type. See also incompleteness, determinateness, determination, distinction, indistinguishability.

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Particular/ Universal / completeness / introduction / Strawson: in what sense is a thought in relation to a particular complete, but not of a unversal (U)? - Too vague: particular = construction of facts - U = abstraction from facts - not even thought of a kind of particular-U as an example, which serves as a "substratum" - solution: at the end of facts must be that the particular is not included as a component inclued - then we have a complete thought - but it is incomplete if we move on to the particular because this is part of a further fact - "last facts": only feature-localizing statements like "here is water", etc.


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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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