Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Lambda Calculus, philosophy: The lambda calculus provides a way to avoid problems related to paradoxes, since, unlike the quantification of predicate logic, it does not make any existence assumptions. Where the quantification (Ex)(Fx) is translated colloquially as "There is an x with the property F" (in short "Something is F"), the translation of the corresponding form in the Lambda calculus is "An x, so that...". See also 2nd order logic.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Bigelow, John Lambda Calculus   Bigelow, John
Lewis, David Lambda Calculus   Lewis, David
Meixner, Uwe Lambda Calculus   Meixner, Uwe
Prior, Arthur Lambda Calculus   Prior, Arthur

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-21