Abstraction

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Abstraction

Taking from someone with an intent to injure or defraud.

Wrongful abstraction is an unauthorized and illegal withdrawing of funds or an appropriation of someone else's funds for the taker's own benefit. It may be a crime under the laws of a state. It is different from Embezzlement, which is a crime committed only if the taker had a lawful right to possession of the money when it was first taken.

See: concept, generality, idea, impalpability, larceny, notion, preoccupation, vision
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For there to be an analogy with fictional characters, the performance of the illocutionary act should be thought to be ontologically sufficient for creating an abstract entity.
The same holds for the readers' states of mind: it is claimed to be implausible to attribute to them, for instance, the pretension that an abstract entity is solving a mysterious murder.
Thomasson is well aware of this objection; she is ready to admit that since Hamlet is an abstract entity, everything said about him in Hamlet, literally interpreted, is false.
The relationship that Garutti establishes with space in this fashion has little to do with Modernity's reflection on space as a decontextualized abstract entity.
For example, if one takes properties to be sui generis entities one must decide whether such entities are abstract or concrete entities, and this decision can be influenced by metaphysical dogma such as the refusal to admit any sort of abstract entity.
In this paper I discuss and criticize some versions of a Platonist explanation of that relationship, according to which a musical work is an abstract entity, that exists independently of its performances, and whose properties determine the class of perceptible phenomena that count as performances of that work.
Instead, it is an abstract entity (like a quantum state), a component of a law of nature .
Compared to the macro-level model, a medium-level model represents additional real-world objects (those that are not of primary importance for the overall activities of the enterprise) as the concepts which are represented by the entity type TOOLS and additional abstract entity types which correspond to concepts relevant only for specific departments or functional areas.
It's that the victim is viewed as a person when one is copying and it is viewed as an abstract entity when one is downloading," explains Dr.
It tends to figure only as an object of power (the abstract entity on which power works) or as a representation (the body as image).