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abstraction

abstraction  

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Supposed process of forming an idea by abstracting out what is common to a variety of instances: a process stressed, for example, by Aquinas in his moderate solution to the problem of universals ...
Alexius Meinong

Alexius Meinong  

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(1853–1920)is one of the most misunderstood and reviled philosophers of recent times. According to a prevalent view, he was a spendthrift metaphysician who delighted in multiplying entities ...
ambiguity

ambiguity  

Having more than one meaning. The simplest case is lexical ambiguity, where a single term has two meanings. A sentence or grammatically complex construction can be ambiguous without any of the words ...
analytic and synthetic statements

analytic and synthetic statements  

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According to Kant, an analytic statement (or judgement) is one in which the concept of the predicate is already contained, or thought, in the concept of the subject—an example would ...
analytic philosophy

analytic philosophy  

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The philosophy that takes the process of analysis to be central to philosophical method and progress. The common idea of analytical philosophers was that the surface form of a language may conceal ...
Anthony Clifford Grayling

Anthony Clifford Grayling  

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(1949–)Anthony Grayling was born in Luanshya, Zambia on 3 April 1949. He grew up in the English expatriate community of Central and East Africa, which afforded him eclectic philosophical ...
Anthony John Patrick Kenny

Anthony John Patrick Kenny  

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(1931– ).British philosopher who has written on topics in the philosophy of mind, medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, the philosophy of Wittgenstein, the philosophy of Descartes, moral ...
Anthony Quinton

Anthony Quinton  

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(1925–2010).British philosopher, based in Oxford and member of the House of Lords, who wrote on political philosophy, ethics and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and a variety of historical ...
Benjamin Jowett

Benjamin Jowett  

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(1817–93),one of the legendary figures of late Victorian Oxford, was professor of Greek from 1855 and master of Balliol College from 1870. A Broad Churchman in the tradition of T. Arnold, he outraged ...
Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell  

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(third Earl Russell) (1872–1970), wrote voluminously on philosophy, logic, education, economics, and politics, and throughout his life was the champion of advanced political and social causes. While ...
Charles Kay Ogden

Charles Kay Ogden  

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 (1889–1957) English book collector of wide-ranging interests.In 1953, he sold his MSS and early printed books, as well as materials on Jeremy Bentham and Lord Brougham, to University College ...
Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce  

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(1839–1914)American philosopher of science and language. Peirce was the son of the distinguished Harvard mathematician Benjamin Peirce, and educated to a mistrust of metaphysical reasoning, compared ...
Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor  

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(1931– )Canadian philosopher. Taylor was educated at McGill University and Oxford, where he gained his PhD in 1961, and where he has also taught. A wide-ranging philosopher, Taylor has written ...
cognitive meaning

cognitive meaning  

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The cognitive aspect of the meaning of a sentence. This is thought of as its content, or what is strictly said, abstracted away from the tone or emotive meaning, or other implicatures generated, for ...
communication

communication  

The result of any action (physical, written, or verbal) that conveys meanings between two individuals. In the context of marketing, the marketer wants the communication, in the form of a promotional ...
content

content  

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That which is expressed by an utterance or sentence: the proposition or claim made about the world. By extension, the content of a predicate or other sub-sentential component is what it contributes ...
Crispin Wright

Crispin Wright  

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(1942– ).British philosopher who has written extensively on the work of the later Wittgenstein, Frege, the debate between realists and anti-realists, vagueness, and scepticism.The most notable aspect ...
criterion

criterion  

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1 A sufficient condition of something else.2 A condition that may not be sufficient for another, but can be seen a priori to provide good evidence for it. Thus the fact that someone is behaving ...
David Pears

David Pears  

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(1921–2009).British philosopher who wrote extensively on topics in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, on Wittgenstein, on Russell, and on Hume. He was a Student of ...
David Wiggins

David Wiggins  

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(1933– ).Oxford philosopher specializing in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and ethics, noted for his work on identity. He challenges P. T. Geach's doctrine of the relativity of identity, advancing ...

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