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Concepts and Propertiesor Predication and Copulation

P. F. Strawson

in Entity and Identity

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250159
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250150.003.0005
 Concepts and Propertiesor Predication and Copulation

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Wiggins maintains that the general term that combines with some copulative device to form a properly predicative expression signifies a concept but not a property. The argument for this denial is unsound: the general term signifies a property. The defence of the copula is correct.

Keywords: concept; copula; Frege; general terms; object; predicative expression; property

Chapter.  2165 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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