Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Simplicity philosophy: is not definable. E.g. One could try to define the simplicity of an object by the fact that the subject requires the shortest description. This is bound to fail, because the symbols used in the description in turn may refer to complex entities. See also unity, complexity, descriptions.
 
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Dummett, Michael
 
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Simplicity III 58
Simple Expression/Dummett: can have complex meaning. E.g. "liar," e.g. "is prime"

Du I
M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

Du III
M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-31