Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Everyone, all: “everyone” and “all” are colloquial forms, which are formalized in logic as quantifiers (universal quantifier). While "all" refers to a collective in general, "everyone" refers to individuals. E.g. everyone can win the lottery, but not all can win the lottery.

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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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"any" / "all" / "nobody" / "nothing" / "something" / Strawson: these are all either singular nouns (A-expressions) or end with a singular relative pronoun - like nouns in the singular - they do not have the character of B-expressions (predicates), and can not occur in such places
I 201f
Difference A / B / Strawson: a series of statements can contain a constant B (predicate) and variable A-elements (singular nouns) - it could follow a statement that contains the same B-element but d no A - conversely: from this finding could none of the previous findings follow - i.e. in place of the A can occur variables - (Quine ditto)


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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.

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-17