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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.

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Grover, D. L. on Pronoun of Laziness - Dictionary of Arguments

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.

I 330
Everyday language: has reduced, but not generally available pro-sentences - artificial: operator "thatt". See Anaphora, Pronouns.


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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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Grover, D. L.

Gro I D. Grover, A Prosentential Theory of Thruth, Princeton New Jersey 1992

Kamp/Grover/Belnap
D. L. Grover, J L. Camp, N. D. Belnap
Philosophical Studies 27 (1) 73 – 125 (1975)

See external reference in the individual contributions.
Horwich I
P. Horwich (Ed.)
Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994


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