Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Form, philosophy: traditionally antonym of matter or content. See also statue/clay, exterior/interior, wholes, parts, dualism, substance, substrate, change, process. - In logic it comes to the form in which statements must be expressed in order to allow conclusions. See also fine-grained/coarse-grained, completeness, theories, systems, formalism.

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Forms/Plato/Bigelow/Pargetter: his strategy is to postulate a single entity, along with a variety of relationships between individuals and that entity. ((s) Relation: participation, entity: form).
On the other hand, another approach would be:
VsPlato: to assume many different properties instead of a variable relation, each for a quantity: e.g. the property to have a weight of 2.0 kg, etc. This approach facilitates many things that are difficult to explain for Plato: he shows what distinguishes objects (whereas Plato rather shows what they have in common). This is because the different masses do not overlap here.
PlatoVsVs: Problem: the new approach does not show what the objects have in common.
(>Determinates, determinables).


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J. Bigelow, R. Pargetter
Science and Necessity Cambridge 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-20