|Absolute: something that is not dependent on conditions. Question is there absolute rest, absolute speed? - Antonym to relative._____________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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Absolute Terms/Skepticism/Peter Unger/Stroud: Def absolute terms/Unger: Example "flat", "empty": these are used legitimately (assertibility) in many situations even if they are not literally true. - This shows that there is no obstacle for our use and understanding of these terms. - Also "safe", for example. - StroudVsUnger: pro: this relation between meaning and use can defend skepticism, but weaker than Descartes' dream argument. - StroudVsUnger: superfluous._____________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.
Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy
The Significance of philosophical scepticism Oxford 1984