Ideas of Jonathan Barnes, by Theme

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

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18. Thought / D. Concepts / 6. Abstract Concepts / h. Abstractionism critique
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
Abstraction from an ambiguous concept like 'mole' will define them as the same