Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Donkey sentences, philosophy: term for logical problems, which preferably, but not essentially refer to donkeys. An early example is Buridan's donkey. A modern donkey sentence is "Geach's donkey" "Anyone who has a donkey beats it." Formal logic is here too rigid to map the possible limiting cases that are not problematic for the everyday language. See also existential quantification, universal quantification, range, scope, quantification, quantifiers, brackets, branched quantifiers.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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I 686
Geach’s donkey/Geach/Brandom: "Every man who owns a donkey beats it" - problem: an existential quantifier is relativized to a universal quantifier "A donkey" to "everyone" - different from the original (x: Man) (Ey) (y = ass) (own (x, y)> Beats (x, y)) is compatible with the fact that a donkey is not beaten - .. + .. who does not insist on rules can be interpreted as follows: (x) (x man) (y) (y ass) .... Bach-Peters-phrases: problem: intersecting anaphoric chains.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begründen und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-28