Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Tugendhat, Ernst
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Singular Terms I 102
Singular Term/Tugendhat: we need it because we cannot imagine object, but we mean them - VsRepresentation - instead: propositional content.
I 338f
Singular Term/Tugendhat: difference to predicate: we cannot say analogously, the singular term 'a' stands for those object that if the predicate 'F' applies to it, the assertion 'Fa' becomes true.
I 338
Then the object "a" would be the indistinguishable of all other objects to which the predicate 'F' also applies -Singular term form equivalence classes.
I 414
Singular Term/Tugendhat: can stand for 4 types of objects: 1. demonstrative expressions: "this mountain" - 2. description with location - 3. other clear relation E.g. "the murderer of Schmidt" (not perception but relative feature) - 4. by a single characteristic: E.g. "the highest mountain".

Tu I
E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-26