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  • noun Plural form of abstractum.

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Examples

  • Linsky & Zalta develop plenitudinous platonism by proposing a distinctive plenitude principle for each of three basic domains of abstracta: abstract individuals, relations (properties and propositions), and contingently nonconcrete individuals (1995, 554).

    Platonism in Metaphysics

  • From this point of view, the concept of space, as any concept, draws upon its origin in sense perception and is, to use the scholastic formula, an abstracta cum fundamento in re.

    On A Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • Unlike set theory, mereology is not committed to the existence of abstracta: the whole can be as concrete as the parts.

    Wild Dreams Of Reality, 3

  • According to this view, our talk about mental states should be interpreted as talk about abstracta that, although real, are not candidates for straightforward reduction or elimination as the result of cognitive science research.

    Eliminative Materialism

  • Even if artistic practice implies unequivocally that musical works are created abstracta, if it can convincingly be shown that there are no such things as created abstracta, then practice must be wrong.

    The Philosophy of Music

  • Individuals are causally efficacious concreta whereas properties are casually impotent abstracta.

    Divine Simplicity

  • Estes amantes dos realismos, dos classicismos e de alguma arte abstracta mais acessível não conseguem conceber o conceito de obra de arte como objecto puro, que desperta sentimentos ou aborda ideias de maior ou menor teor conceptual.

    Leituras

  • The Telegraph | The man who heard his paintbox hiss Uma nova análise da obra de Wassili Kandinsky, um dos pais da arte abstracta, revelou que Kandinsky avançou para a abstracção como forma de pintar o que ouvia - Kandinsky seria sinestético, uma rara condição em que os sons e as cores têm correlação imediata na mente das pessoas afectadas.

    Leituras

  • O passado da pintura (clássica, realista) funde-se aqui com o futuro da pintura (abstracta e expressiva) numa homenagem à sensualidade feminina.

    Olympia

  • Compositor contemporâneo da mais alta "tradição" modernista, Iannis Xenakis cria uma música densa, rigorosa e altamente abstracta.

    Xenakis (1922 - 2001)

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