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