Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Relative clause, philosophy: the question here is about which functions and which statuses relative clauses have in comparison to other types of sentences. See also general terms, singular terms, abstract terms, subsets.

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II 203
Relative clauses: (x:Fx) - but not: (Ey)(y=(x:Fx)) - that would testify existence of a class - here,
mathematics goes beyond logic.
II 199
Class Name: is a singular term, indicating a class - placeholder class name: real.
bindable variable whose values ​​are classes - relative clause is no class name.
V 129
Relative clause/Quine: function: separating the object from what the sentence says of it - "relative clause becomes a general term, if the relative pronoun is put in front (which stands for the name of the object): E.g. which I bought from the man who had found it -" the general term says the same as the original sentence -" GeachVs: instead understanding relative pronouns as "and he" or "if he" or "since he" -" Geach’s donkey: Whoever has a donkey, beats it: Solution/Geach: analysis of the relative pronoun who with "if he": every human being, if he has a donkey, be beats it.
V 133
Relative clause: can make a predication of the form a is P from every sentence on an object - E.g. Fido is such that I bought him from a man who had found him -" relative clause: has adjectival function here - substantivic: with thing, E.g. Fido is a thing such that ...-’ original form: useful when a relative clause functions as a general term -" E.g. in the universal categorical sentence (Construction) [an a is a b], [each a is a b] - "universal categorical sentence: no predication but a coupling of two general terms.

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W.V.O. Quine
Wort und Gegenstand Stuttgart 1980

W.V.O. Quine
Theorien und Dinge Frankfurt 1985

W.V.O. Quine
Grundzüge der Logik Frankfurt 1978

W.V.O. Quine
Mengenlehre und ihre Logik Wiesbaden 1967

W.V.O. Quine
Die Wurzeln der Referenz Frankfurt 1989

W.V.O. Quine
Unterwegs zur Wahrheit Paderborn 1995

W.V.O. Quine
From a logical point of view Cambridge, Mass. 1953

W.V.O. Quine
Bezeichnung und Referenz
Zur Philosophie der idealen Sprache, J. Sinnreich (Hg), München 1982

W.V.O. Quine
Philosophie der Logik Bamberg 2005

W.V.O. Quine
Ontologische Relativität Frankfurt 2003

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