Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Features, philosophy: Features are fundamentally characteristics, however in the philosophical terminology according to Frege it has become natural to speak of (necessary) characteristics, but in objects of (contingent) properties. Objects do not have their properties necessarily, they can always be different. Concepts, on the other hand, have their characteristics necessarily. E.g. that circles are round is a necessary characteristic of the concept circle, but not a necessary property of drawn circles. It is, however, not the concept which has the characteristic itself, but the objects which fall under it.

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
Allen, C. Features   Allen, C.
Dawkins, R. Features   Dawkins, R.
Frege, Gottlob Features   Frege, Gottlob
Gärdenfors, Peter Features   Gärdenfors, Peter
Mayr, E. Features   Mayr, E.
Schiffer, Stephen Features   Schiffer, Stephen

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-25