Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Abstract: non-representational - abstract concept, expression of something non-objective - how to demarcate from concrete objects? How to differentiate between abstract entities and concepts, ultimately words.
 
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Mill, John Stuart
 
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Abstractness Wolf I 49
Name/concrete/abstract/Mill: E.g. "White" is at the same time the name of an object and many objects (concrete).
"Whiteness" is the name of an attribute. "Age": name of an attribute. (Abstract, generalization). Originates from Locke and Condillac.
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Wolf I 50
"Attribute" is itself the generic name of many attributes.
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Wolf I 50
Name/abstract/singular term/Mill: however, if an attribute does not allow degree differences or type differences, it is not a general term but a singular term:
E.g. Visibility, tangibility, equality, rectitude, milk white. This is not a multiplicity of attributes, but a specific attribute.

Mill II
J. St. Mill
Utilitarianism: 1st (First) Edition Oxford 1998

K II siehe Wol I
U. Wolf (Hg)
Eigennamen Frankfurt 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-29