Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Qua objects, philosophy: qua objects are objects, explicitly referred to under a particular description, to extract one of several possible functions of this object. E.g. Reagan qua President in contrast to Reagan qua actor. This reduces the amount of possible conclusions resulting from the use of names for this object. In the technical sense, the use of Qua objects prevents an object from being counted multiple times. Problems arise with regard to which "address" e.g. a quote is to be attributed to. See also partition, attribution, individuation, identification, specification.

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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Simons I 298
Qua-Objects/Kit Fine/Simons: x qua F - bzw. x unter der Beschreibung F. - Def Basis: das zugrundliegende Objekt - Def Erläuterung/gloss: x qua F ist immer von der Basis unterschieden. - SimonsVsFine: das ist zu stark, denn dann müßte man auch "x qua Selbstidentität" von x unterscheiden - auch wesentliche Eigenschaften dürften nicht das qua ausmachen. - Nur kontingente Eigenschaften dürften in der Erläuterung vorkommen. - Simons: die meisten qua-objects haben ihre Erläuterung eingebaut, nicht als Eigenschaft. - (Das gibt es schon in Principia Mathematica). - Qua-objects liefern eine ontologische Abhängigkeit für eine begriffliche Abhängigkeit - Bsp Faust qua geballte Hand. - Bsp Statue qua geformter Ton - SimonsVs: sie bringen nichts, man kann mit ihnen nicht neue sing Term aus alten bilden.

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.

Fin I
K. Fine
The Limits of Abstraction Oxford 2008

FinA I
A. Fine
The Shaky Game (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series) Chicago 1996

Si I
P. Simons
Parts Oxford New York 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-26