Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Absolute: something that is not dependent on conditions. Question is there absolute rest, absolute speed? - Antonym to relative.
 
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Unger, Peter
 
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Absoluteness Stroud I 75
Absolute Terms/Skepticism/Peter Unger/Stroud: Def absolute terms/Unger: Example "flat", "empty": these are used legitimately (assertibility) in many situations even if they are not literally true. - This shows that there is no obstacle for our use and understanding of these terms. - Also "safe", for example. - StroudVsUnger: pro: this relation between meaning and use can defend skepticism, but weaker than Descartes' dream argument. - StroudVsUnger: superfluous.

Ung I
P. Unger
Empty Ideas: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy

Strd I
B. Stroud
The Significance of philosophical scepticism Oxford 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27