Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Abstract: non-representational - abstract concept, expression of something non-objective - how to demarcate from concrete objects? How to differentiate between abstract entities and concepts, ultimately words.
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Rorty, Richard
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Richard Rorty
Abstractness VI 173f
Abstracts /abstracta/ Dennett: can be described by reference to physical forces and other characteristics - Reichenbach: Thesis: the existence of abstractions can be attributed to the existence of concreta. Reason: conclusions about abstractions are not probability conclusions, but analogies - Illata / Reichenbach: Displayable objects like electrons are no connections of concreta, but separate entities that are inferred from concreta - ontology/RortyVsReichenbach: today ontological status no longer depends on definability.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30