Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Description: A. Characterization of singular objects or events instead of giving a name. As opposed to names descriptions are not rigid, i.e. they may refer to different objects in different worlds. - B. Linguistic form for attributing predicates according to the perceptions of objects. See also rigidity, theory of descriptions.
 
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Mayr, Ernst
 
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Description I 52
Description/Mayr: each description is based on observation. "Descriptive" does not actually mean "descriptive" but rather "based on observation".

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Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27