Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments

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Concept: term for an entity with certain properties. The properties of an object correspond to the features of the concept. These concept features are necessary in contrast to the properties of an individual object, which are always contingent.

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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Wilson I 88
Concepts/concept formation/complexity/Simon/E. O. Wilson: (H. A. Simon, "Discovery, invention and developemnt: human creative thinking" in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 80 (1983), p. 4569-4571.): What distinguishes creative thinking from the more common patterns of thought is
1) the willingness to accept and gradually structure problem statements that are very vaguely defined
2) to deal continuously with the same problem for a fairly long period of time; and
3) to acquire comprehensive background knowledge in relevant and potentially relevant domains.

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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

psySimn II
Herbert A. Simon
Models of Thought New Haven 1979

Simon I
Herbert A. Simon
The Sciences of the Artificial Cambridge, MA 1970

WilsonEO I
E. O. Wilson
Consilience. The Unity of Knowledge, New York 1998
German Edition:
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge New York 1998

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