Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Similarity: conformity of one or more - but not all - properties of two or more objects.

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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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Foucault I 85
Similarity/Descartes/DescartesVsSimilarity/Foucault: other type of criticism, confused mixture that needs to be analyzed in terms of identity/difference, measure, order.
Descartes does not reject comparisons.
Transitivity (a = c) is only possible through comparisons.
Any knowledge through comparisons.
Only two forms of comparison: measure and order.
Units and multiplicities can be measured, i.e. continuous and discontinuous units. Order. ((s) without reference to externalities): from inside out.
Measure ((s): from outside to inside (>division).


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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.

Fouc I
M. Foucault
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences 1994

Fouc II
Michel Foucault
Archäologie des Wissens Frankfurt/M. 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23