Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Quantification: is a function within the predicate logic, in which a property is attributed to an object yet to be determined. A) Existence quantification e.g. (Ex) (Fx) "At least one object x is F". It is assumed that the object denoted by x exists. B) Universal quantification (notation (x) ...) "For all x applies ...". Both forms of quantification can be negated, covering most of the everyday cases. In addition, a subject domain must be chosen, within which the statements that result from the insertion of objects are meaningful. See also existence, non-existence, existence assumption, existence predicate, universal quantification, existence quantification, domains, opacity, intensional objects.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Bigelow, John Quantification   Bigelow, John
Cresswell, M.J. Quantification   Cresswell, M.J.
Field, Hartry Quantification   Field, Hartry
Frege, Gottlob Quantification   Frege, Gottlob
Grover, D. L. Quantification   Grover, D. L.
Prior, Arthur Quantification   Prior, Arthur
Quine, Willard Van Orman Quantification   Quine, Willard Van Orman

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-22