What physical relation could it possibly be?
The spatial relation of nearer and farther underpins the relation of before and after in motion, and the relation of before and after in motion underpins the relation of earlier and later in time.
It is often though to be a two place relation.
This relation is sometimes given explicitly, other times left implicit.
So a ‘definite’ relation need not be a ‘special’ relation.
The converse of the pervasion relation is the concomitance relation.
The resulting defeasible consequence relation is a preferential relation.
Savage postulates a preference relation over acts, and gives axioms governing that preference relation.
On many views, including Field’s, a name stands in such a relation to its bearer, and the relation is a causal one.
For the majority of theologians, the first relation is an essential and permanent relation; the latter is accidental and non-permanent.
The relation of providing a reason can be conceived as an ontological relation (as in contemporary discussions of ground), or as a purely epistemological relation.
The foundation is the main component, since it (i) joins the relation to the underlying substances, (ii) lets the relation link the substrate to the object, and (iii) transmits some of its properties to the relation.
Following King, let’s call an object possessing a property, or n objects standing in an n-place relation, or an object standing in a relation to a property, or n properties standing in an n-place relation and so on a fact.
The idea of a reference relation is the heart of orthodox semantic theory in contemporary logic and the philosophy of language, but Sellars denies that reference is a relation, just as he denies that meaning is a relation.
The fundamentum of the relation is the main component, since it (1) joins the relation to the underlying substances, (2) lets the relation link the subject to the object, and (3) transmits to the relation some of its properties.
On the other hand, the English word ‘part’ is sometimes used in a broader sense, too, for instance to designate the relation of material constitution, as in (9), or the relation of mixture composition, as in (10), or the relation of group membership, as in (11):
For without the form of otherness there can be no confirmation of self insofar as the confirmation of the I is always mediated by the other who confirms me, both at a distance and in relation, or rather in the distance that is relation and the relation that is difference.
More generally, we will assume that there is just one fundamental parthood relation, that this relation holds univocally both between one region and another and between (say) one material object and another, and that the given relation is a two-place relation.
Bradley's problem with relations would be resolved if we could achieve a perspective whereby we appreciated that the bearing of a relation isn’t itself a relation or require a further relation, whatever grammar may suggest (Armstrong 1978a: 106–111; Grossman 1983: 167–8; Lewis 2002: 6–7).
It has generally been assumed that if there is a relation between identity and our practical concerns, it is some sort of univocal relation, running from a single (correct) theory of personal identity to all of our person-related practical concerns (whether it's a grounding relation, an explanatory relation, a revealed relation, or something else).
- an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
- sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur
- a person related by blood or marriage
- an act of narration
Example: he was the hero according to his own relation
- (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time
Example: his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
- (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
Example: international relations
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It has generally been assumed that if there is a relation between identity and our practical concerns it is some sort of univocal relation running from a single correct theory of personal identity to all of our person-related practical concerns whether it's a grounding relation an explanatory relation a revealed relation or something else