Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Proxy function, philosophy: proxy function is an expression by W.V.O. Quine (Quine, Word and Object, 1960, chap 2) for the mapping of objects onto other objects and of predicates onto other predicates, while maintaining the truth values of the original attributions of predicates to the objects. The purpose of this approach is the elimination of ontologies regarded as problematic or the elimination of controversial existence assumptions. See also ontology, existence, attribution, semantic rise.

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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Quine, Willard Van Orman Proxy Function   Quine, Willard Van Orman

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-24