Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Quantifiers: in the predicate logic, quantifiers are the symbol combinations (Ex) and (x) for the set of objects to which one or more properties are attributed to. A) Existence quantification (Ex)(Fx) ("At least one x"). B) Universal quantification (x)(Fx) ("Everything is F"). For other objects e.g. y, z,… are chosen. E.g. (x) (Ey) (Fx > Gy). See also quantification, generalized quantifiers.
 
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Quantifier/Linguistics/Lewis: quantifier phrase: E.g. "some pigs grunt" - a quantifier is not a name - therefore: if a quantifier phrase QP goes together with an S/N, it must be, therefore, an S/(S/N). - S/N: Verbal phrase, takes a name N to form a sentence S - quantifier phrases are always replaceable by a name.
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Sw I 82
Plural quantifier/Lewis/Black: e.g. "some" is problematic in everyday language - plural quantifier: replaces singular constructions - "are few" is then a property. - plural quantifier can simulate quantification: by quantification in the plural, about couples.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26