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[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 3. Types of Definition]

Full Idea

A traditional definition requires that the definiendum contains the defined term, that definiendum and definiens are of the same logical category, and the definition is conservative (adding nothing new), and makes elimination possible.

Gist of Idea

Traditional definitions need: same category, mention of the term, and conservativeness and eliminability


Anil Gupta (Definitions [2008], 2.4)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.13