Ideas of Jonathan Barnes, by Theme

[British, b.1942, At Balliol College, Oxford, for many years.]

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18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 8. Abstractionism Critique
Abstraction cannot produce the concept of a 'game', as there is no one common feature
Abstraction from an ambiguous concept like 'mole' will define them as the same
Defining concepts by abstractions will collect together far too many attributes from entities