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Sortal, philosophy: Sortal is an expression for a concept that summarizes several countable objects on the basis of common characteristics. ( "varieties/sorts"). The use of the term "sortal" is intended to avoid, among other things, the use of terms such as categories or universals that would require a variety of additional assumptions. See also order, generality, generalization, general terms, identity, identity conditions, criteria, change, classes, categories, universals, conceptual realism, mass terms.

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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
Brandom, Robert Sortals   Brandom, Robert
Field, Hartry Sortals   Field, Hartry
Kripke, Saul A. Sortals   Kripke, Saul A.
Simons, Peter M. Sortals   Simons, Peter M.
Tugendhat, E. Sortals   Tugendhat, E.

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