Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Form, philosophy: traditionally antonym of matter or content. See also statue/clay, exterior/interior, wholes, parts, dualism, substance, substrate, change, process. - In logic it comes to the form in which statements must be expressed in order to allow conclusions. See also fine-grained/coarse-grained, completeness, theories, systems, formalism.
 
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Pinker, Stephen
 
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Forms I 218
Design/shape/Evolution/Chomsky: It is wrong to make selection responsible for all design - often there is simply a physical explanation - explanation/selection/PinkerVsChomsky: Selection is usually not needed to explain utility, but something improbable.
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I 219
Definition design/Pinker: if the function cannot be described more economical than the structure, it is no design - the term function will not add anything new.

Pi I
St. Pinker
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht M√ľnchen 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-24