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  • Stumpf claims that a space without qualities is not a form a priori, but like all general concepts, is an abstractum formed through a complex process of abstraction.

    On A Trans-Atlantic Flight

  • To identify an unexemplifiable concretum with an exemplifiable abstractum would amount to an ontological category-mistake.

    Divine Simplicity

  • The latter is a presumably a state of affairs, an abstract object, and no concretum can be identical with an abstractum on pain of violating the separateness of the concrete and abstract realms.

    Divine Simplicity

  • It may be looked upon as a plurale abstractum, and as such it would indicate the fullness of divine sway and point to God as the Lord of lords.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Erymanthima haec uastificam abiecit beluam, haec e Tartarea tenebrica abstractum plaga40 tricipitem adduxit Hydra generatum canem, haec interemit tortu multiplicabili draconem, auriferam optutu adseruantem arborem. multa alia uictrix nostra lustrauit manus, nec quisquam e nostris spolia cepit laudibus.

    From Sophocles

  • It is the tenet of the school, that though in God _concretum_ and _abstractum_ differ not, because _Deus_ and

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • For _concretum_ signifieth _aliquid completum subsistens_, and _abstractum_ (such as humanity) signifieth (732) something, _non ut subsistens, sed in quo aliquid est_, as whiteness doth not signify that thing which is white, but that whereby it is white.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Who ever confounded _abstractum_ and _concretum_, before that in Field’s field they were made to stand for one?

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)


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  • A philosophy term referring to something that is abstract, or exists abstractly. Distinguished from concretum.

    this is another word where I can find the definition at Wiktionary (, but it doesn't appear here on Wordnik. cc erinmckean

    November 23, 2020