Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Basic Concept: theories differ in what terms they choose as the basic concepts, which are not further defined. A definition of these concepts within the theory would be circular and may cause > paradoxes. E.g. The theory of mind by G. Ryle is based on the concept of disposition, other theories presuppose mental objects. See also paradoxes, theories, terms, definitions, definability, systems, explanations.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, Hartry Basic Concepts   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas Basic Concepts   Fraassen, Bas
Heidegger, M. Basic Concepts   Heidegger, M.
Hilbert, D. Basic Concepts   Hilbert, D.
Logic Texts Basic Concepts   Logic Texts
Lorenzen, Paul Basic Concepts   Lorenzen, Paul
Montague, R. Basic Concepts   Montague, R.
Putnam, Hilary Basic Concepts   Putnam, Hilary
Schiffer, Stephen Basic Concepts   Schiffer, Stephen
Tarski, A. Basic Concepts   Tarski, A.
Tugendhat, E. Basic Concepts   Tugendhat, E.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23