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Single Idea 14259

[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 4. Real Definition]

Full Idea

In Wooster as the witless bachelor and Jeeves as the crafty manservant, and one valet to the other, we will have the counterpart, within the framework of real definition, to the simultaneous definition of two terms.

Gist of Idea

Maybe two objects might require simultaneous real definitions, as with two simultaneous terms


Kit Fine (Ontological Dependence [1995], III)

Book Reference

-: 'Aristotelian Society' [], p.283

A Reaction

This is wonderful grist to the mill of scientific essentialism, which endeavours to produce an understanding through explanation of the complex interactions of nature.