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Single Idea 9919

[catalogued under 18. Thought / E. Abstraction / 2. Abstracta by Selection]

Full Idea

The original debate was over abstract ideas; thus it was mental (or linguistic) representations that were classified as abstract or otherwise, and not the entities represented.

Gist of Idea

The old debate classified representations as abstract, not entities


JP Burgess / G Rosen (A Subject with No Object [1997], I.A.1.b)

Book Reference

Burgess,J/Rosen,G: 'A Subject with No Object' [OUP 1997], p.17

A Reaction

This seems to beg the question of whether there are any such entities. It is equally plausible to talk of the entities that are 'constructed', rather than 'represented'.