|Copula: a copula is a connection of the subject with a predicate within a sentence or statement. E.g. the sky is blue. The copula is not the same as the "is" of identity._____________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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|Taureck I 82
"Is"/copula/Lycophron/Sophists/Taureck: thesis: Lycophron eliminates the "is": (only handed down by Aristotle's physics lecture) the Sophists had the main concern that unity and diversity could coincide.
Lycophron saw a problem in the most innocent statements:
For example, "Gorgias is wise", "this temple is white" are interpreted as expressions in which something that is one, appears at the same time as multiplicity.
Lycophron seems to have thought that the predication would add something to the subject expression: besides the Gorgias, there is now himself and the "being-wise"._____________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.
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995