|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.|
|Quine, Willard Van Orman
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Form/similarity/Quine: E.g. ovate: is something that is more similar in shape to each of two eggs than these are to one another - always between two things. - (s) Idealization: applies to two arbitrarily chosen things - it cannot differ independently in one direction from both eggs - pomegranate-colored: in the middle between two concrete colors.
Form/analytic geometry/Quine: Class of classes of pairs of real numbers - ((s) Two-dimensional).
Form: a manifold is only recognizable as a square if it is marked - in contrast: color: E.g. Scarlet does not have to be marked.
Manifold/Quine: these were merely individual squares, circles, etc. - these were not abstract objects like squares - forms: would be classes of such, i.e. objects of higher abstraction - Form/(s) i.e. classes of classes of points. letter forms: classes of inscriptions.
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