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By Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi

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Elements of Ethics examines Meinong's price conception from an epistemological perspective and offers a serious exposition of Meinong's first makes an attempt at a deontic good judgment; designated attention is given to the legislations of Omission. For that objective his idea of the a priori is tested, that is entwined along with his idea of gadgets. The ebook starts off with an epistemological and ontological attention and simplification of Meinong's universe. consequently of the mathematical improvement of his time, specifically non-Euclidean geometries, Meinong built the proposal of precision items and precision suggestions. they're mentioned besides the so-called `incomplete items' and difficulties linked to them. those discussions are appropriate for figuring out quite a few technical phrases, fairly suggestions of values and valuations. those discussions additionally help in assessing the potential for realizing those ideas a priori, and in knowing the logical relationships among them and genuine valuations. we discover in Meinong's moral writings a mix of experiential and a priori wisdom. A translation is incorporated of the fragment Ethische Bausteine (Elements of Ethics), including Meinong's personal notes and people of the editors of the textual content. Vocabulary and Index are attached.

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I have not been able to determine in the mentioned literature what kind of properties they are and if they are limited to any kind of type or order. Existence or being completely determined are not "nuclear" properties of an object, so everyone states. Accordingly, being complete or incomplete are also not nuclear properties. An individual, then, is completely determined at least by all the innumerably many first order properties which it has or fails to have. For example, to be red is a nuclear property of a certain rose, but color is not.

It may have been different with Caesar and Napoleon. What do we do, then, with Napoleon and Caesar, or even with other things which are not living organisms such as destroyed buildings? " It is that kind of being which Plato's eternal objects had, timeless and changeless, even though he would not call their being properly existing. They remain eternally subsisting individuals with eternally fixed time indices. However, in the context of this book, subsistence is absorbed into ideality, moreover into logically possible ideality.

38 Meinong's Elements of Ethics • for individuals, all properties (relations) of the first order, or their negations. • for general objects Oi, at least all properties (relations) of the next higher order Pi+l (or their negations) which it has or which can be derived from the concept of the object l3 . Nuclear properties are those properties whose presence determine the completeness of objects. 3. The concept of an object is linguistically determined by the definition of its name. The concept itself is a precise idea or precise psychic presentation of that object.

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