|Scope, range, logic, philosophy: range is a property of quantifiers or operators to be able to be applied to a larger or smaller range. For example, the necessity operator N may be at different points of a logical formula. Depending on the positioning, the resulting statement has a considerably changed meaning. E.g. great range "It is necessary that there is an object that ..." or small range "There is an object that is necessarily ....". See also quantifiers, operators, general invariability, stronger/weaker, necessity, Barcan Formula.|
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|EMD II 294
Necessity de re /scope/ / Wiggins: wide rage: on set (square, "N"): A. it is a consequence, not a postulate that it has a transparent subjet place - WigginsVs: that is inconvenient if one assumes opacity - II 295 as analogous to negation: can a whole sentence ("~") or predicate ("Neg") may be used - question: can the two be merged? - Only in a name, not in constants.
Essays on Identity and Substance Oxford 2016
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989