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Constants, philosophy, logic: constants are conditions which do not change, in contrast to processes, states, and also natural objects, e.g. aging. An aging human being remains constantly the same person, but not the same body. For a constant, e.g. a name for an object is given. Letters of logic are given for individual constants (a, b, c ...), but also for individual variables (x, y, z ...). Variables are not changing objects, but a new object may be used instead of a variable, e.g. 4 instead of 5. These two numbers, however, are not changing objects, but have a constant value.

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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
Chomsky, Noam Constants   Chomsky, Noam
Genz, Hennig Constants   Genz, Hennig
Hacking, Ian Constants   Hacking, Ian
Lyons, John Constants   Lyons, John
Mates, Benson Constants   Mates, Benson
Vollmer, Gerhard Constants   Vollmer, Gerhard

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