|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._____________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. |
"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
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)_____________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.
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981