|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. |
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: the pronoun of laziness had no reference, but the antecedent can itself be used.
B) use as a quantifier:
E.g. "If any car gets too hot, do not buy it." (It would be wrong to say: "Do not buy any car.")
E.g. When 3 is an even number, just adding 1 gives an odd number - this is not an instance because 3 is not even.
Everyday language: everyday language has shorter, but not generally available prosentences. Artificial: the operator "thatt" is artificial. See Anaphora, Pronouns._____________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
D. L. Grover, J L. Camp, 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