By Gal Yehezkel
This publication describes a unique perception of truth, person who uniquely contains an idealistic view of life with an account of objectivity. It introduces a normal version of conceptual research and demonstrates its effectiveness in exposing and setting up the lifestyles of conceptual ties. The booklet starts via introducing the instruments and rules wanted for the conceptual research undertaken in chapters that keep on with. subsequent, it offers a close exam into life, contingency, idealism, self-consciousness and ordinary legislation. within the approach, the writer significantly examines the conceptions of life held by means of Kant, Frege and Russell; argues that the determinations of previous, current and destiny are subjective within the feel that they suggest the life of realization in terms of which they're mounted; exhibits that each attainable fact comprises adequate stipulations for self-consciousness; and confronts the query of the "uniformity of nature," which states that truth is topic to traditional legislation. finally, the idealistic perception of fact built during this booklet means that life is relative, instead of absolute, within the experience that it truly is decided with regards to some extent of view inner to fact. This view of lifestyles signifies that fact inevitably exists. Read more...
summary: This ebook describes a singular belief of fact, person who uniquely accommodates an idealistic view of lifestyles with an account of objectivity. It introduces a common version of conceptual research and demonstrates its effectiveness in exposing and developing the lifestyles of conceptual ties. The ebook starts off by way of introducing the instruments and ideas wanted for the conceptual research undertaken in chapters that stick with. subsequent, it offers a close exam into life, contingency, idealism, self-consciousness and typical legislation. within the strategy, the writer seriously examines the conceptions of lifestyles held via Kant, Frege and Russell; argues that the determinations of prior, current and destiny are subjective within the experience that they suggest the lifestyles of attention on the subject of which they're fastened; indicates that each attainable fact comprises enough stipulations for self-consciousness; and confronts the query of the "uniformity of nature," which states that fact is topic to average legislation. in any case, the idealistic perception of truth constructed during this e-book means that lifestyles is relative, instead of absolute, within the experience that it really is made up our minds in terms of some degree of view inner to truth. This view of lifestyles means that fact inevitably exists
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Otherwise, its contribution to the meaning of the sentence could be assumed without the name appearing in the sentence, in which case the occurrence of the name would thus be superfluous to its meaning and so would not contribute to the meaning of that sentence. In trying to apply the above analysis to names, however, one soon discovers the difference between predicates and names: it is clear what is meant by negation of a property (as a property of something), but it is not at all clear how an object can be negated and what the claim as to the negation of an object could mean.
This is the case, for example, with the sentence “Dan is a widower that was married”: the predicate “was married” does not contribute to the meaning of the sentence. This is shown by the fact that the true-value of the propositions “Dan is widower” and “Dan is a widower that was married” is always the same. The reason for that is, obviously, that it is conceptually impossible that there will ever be a widower who was not married. So far I have only discussed the occurrence of the predicate “red” in the positive.
The possibility of adding a negation to the name “Socrates” is clear in this case. This show that even in the case of names, the specific contribution can be negated, although the negation takes different form from that of negation of predicates. Once this is understood it is easier to see how the contribution of the name “Socrates” to the meaning of the sentence depends on the possibility of other objects, or at least one object, other than Socrates, being Greek. The contribution of the name “Socrates” to that sentence is that it claims that it is Socrates, out of all those to which the predicate “Greek” can be ascribed meaningfully (that is, that the predicate “Greek” contributes to the meaning of the sentences in which it is ascribed to them), is being referred to.
Conceptual structure of reality by Gal Yehezkel