What we assume to be true, I shall argue, are cases of name placement, i.e. cases in which an object or a kind of object is given a name. What I have in mind are not baptisms, or not only. Introductions, giving an example, and occasionally many other uses of a name can do. Names are tools to investigate the nature of things and by themselves names do not carry any, though a practice in using them carries with it information. If a proper name is attributed to an object, the name ideally distinguishes it from anything else; if a predicative name is applied to an object, it potentially groups it together with other objects and distinguishes the group from other groups. It is uses of a name for the same object or kind of object that develop and transmit concepts and conceptions of the object and the kind.

Valueless Truth / Leonardi P.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 48-62.

Valueless Truth

LEONARDI, PAOLO
2014

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What we assume to be true, I shall argue, are cases of name placement, i.e. cases in which an object or a kind of object is given a name. What I have in mind are not baptisms, or not only. Introductions, giving an example, and occasionally many other uses of a name can do. Names are tools to investigate the nature of things and by themselves names do not carry any, though a practice in using them carries with it information. If a proper name is attributed to an object, the name ideally distinguishes it from anything else; if a predicative name is applied to an object, it potentially groups it together with other objects and distinguishes the group from other groups. It is uses of a name for the same object or kind of object that develop and transmit concepts and conceptions of the object and the kind.
2014
Liber Amicorum pascal Engel
48
62
Valueless Truth / Leonardi P.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2014), pp. 48-62.
Leonardi P.
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