Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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General Term: a word that does not single out individuals, but sets of objects which are determined by characteristics - contrast singular term. There are problems in relation to universals and reference.
 
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Wolf II 173
General term/natural kind/Zink: unlike proper names general names do not depend on historical facts but on the current use - Evening Star/Morning Star: detectivistic- so also general term: discovery that they apply to the same objects.

K II siehe Wol I
U. Wolf (Hg)
Eigennamen Frankfurt 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26