Philosophy Dictionary of Arguments

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Basic Concept: theories differ in what terms they choose as the basic concepts, which are not further defined. A definition of these concepts within the theory would be circular and may cause > paradoxes. E.g. The theory of mind by G. Ryle is based on the concept of disposition, other theories presuppose mental objects. See also paradoxes, theories, terms, definitions, definability, systems, explanations.

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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.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Field, , Hartry Basic Concepts   Field, Hartry
Fraassen, Bas van Basic Concepts   Fraassen, Bas van
Heidegger, , Martin Basic Concepts   Heidegger, Martin
Hilbert, David Basic Concepts   Hilbert, David
Logic Texts, Basic Concepts   Logic Texts
Lorenzen, Paul Basic Concepts   Lorenzen, Paul
Montague, , Richard Basic Concepts   Montague, Richard
Putnam, Hilary Basic Concepts   Putnam, Hilary
Schiffer, , Stephen Basic Concepts   Schiffer, Stephen
Tarski, Alfred Basic Concepts   Tarski, Alfred
Tugendhat, , E. Basic Concepts   Tugendhat, E.

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