|Pronoun of laziness: expression from Peter Geach for a pronoun (he, she, it ..,), that only repeats a part of an earlier statement (antecedent) as opposed to a quantified use which introduces an object. See also anaphora, indexicality, index words, identification, individuation, introduction._____________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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|Horwich I 327
Pronoun/Prosentential Theory/Pronoun of Laziness/CGB/Camp, Grover, Belnap: a) Pronoun of Laziness: no reference, but the antecedent can itself be used. - B) use as a quantifier: E.g. If any (any) car gets too hot, don’t buy it - (wrong: don’t buy any car - E.g. when 3 is an even number, just adding 1 gives an odd number - not an instance because 3 is not even.
Everyday language: has reduced, but not generally available pro-sentences - artificial: "thatt"._____________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.
|Grover, D. L.
Gro I D. Grover A Prosentential Theory of Thruth Princeton New Jersey 1992
D.L.Grover, J.L.Kamp, N.D. Belnap
Philosophical Studies 27 (1) 73 – 125 (1975)
See external reference in the individual contributions.
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994