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Appearance, Philosophy: Apart from logical insights we receive all our insights through our senses. Therefore, it is believed that this knowledge is not only fundamentally fallible, but is more or less pre-structured by the nature of the sense organs. This structure is not necessarily so in the world outside the perceiving subjects. Because of the linguistic prestructuring of our approach to ourselves the inner life of the subjects is also not unfailingly recognizable. See also appearance, truth, certainty, knowledge, epistemology, introspection, incorrigibility.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Plato on Appearance - Dictionary of Arguments

Bubner I 50
Appearance/Plato: must be understood as the being of nothingness. Thus further problematizations are necessary in order to put the initial question in further dimensions.
This makes the conflict with Parmenides inevitable:
Bubner I 51
Being/Parmenides: had forbidden to attribute a being to non-being.
, >Appearance/Parmenides, >Existence predicate/Parmenides.
Being/Appearance/PlatoVsParmenides: the solution of the problem of being has to be re-established, in memory of the linguistic nature of the concept.
Only in language can the concept of being express what it means, and also the concept of being is only meaningful in propositions.
>Proposition, >Statement.
Bubner I 97
Appearance/Plato/Bubner: is due to the peculiar structure of the speech to be able to link intolerable elements in the sentence together.
Bubner I 98
Sophistes/Plato: It is not a step into the empiricism. Instead, one can see from the connection of the elements "Theaitetos sits" and "Theaitetos flies" that "man" and "sit", but not "man" and "fly" match.
The respective "eidos" is to be examined in the logos analysis to see if they can co-exist.
>Logos, >Predication, cf. >Empiricism.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Bu I
R. Bubner
Antike Themen und ihre moderne Verwandlung Frankfurt 1992

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