Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Quasi-Quotation, philosophy: is an expression for the form in which the citing of statements or parts of statements has to be done, which themselves contain variables. (See W.V.O. Quine, 1961, §6). Since different things can be inserted instead of these variables, the reference has to be established first or the missing reference must be indicated. Filling in formula data can be understood similarly. For example, one is not asked to write "date of birth", but to note down a value in the place [date of birth]. See also mentioning, use.

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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Quasi-quotation marks/Quine: (half-square brackets): lets for all x[x] and x be the same - e.g. "[la.b]" for the same values of "a" and "b" the same object-language expression as above - Geach variant: E.g. for [Cicero] and [Cicero was more honest than Demosthenes] would simply be the terms "Cicero" and "Cicero was more honest than Demosthenes" - then "x" is a mere variable and not a proper name, but [x] is a proper name. - correct: for an x, x was a great orator, and [x] is the only proper name of a Roman, which occured in [x was more honest than Demosthenes] - quasi-quotation: but is not a name.

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.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

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