Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Introduction, philosophy: the introduction of objects establishes rules for the use of linguistic expressions for the objects, not a determination or description of these objects. See also definitions, use, language, expressiveness, localization.
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Peacocke, Christopher
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Introduction I 98
Predicates/Understanding/Introduction/Peacocke: difference: 1. how the circumstances are introduced - 2. how the content of the predicate is introduced - E.g. Def "quadround" = square when observed and round when unobserved - 1st way of introduction: through defining what is the case with observation/non observation - 2nd way: it looks square - Conclusion: one applies "square" when one is ready, to apply it also tounobserved cases.
I 99
To understand it, you have to identify independent terms and find out that they are observation independent terms. (> Observation independence, > observation terms).

Pea I
Chr. R. Peacocke
Sense and Content Oxford 1983

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