Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Schematic letters, logic: the schematic letters F, G, H ... stand in logical formulas for properties, in contrast to the variables x, y, z ..., which represent objects to which properties are attributed. E.g. (Ex) (Fx) "There is an F". Properties cannot be quantified over in first order logic. That is, it is impossible to express what number of properties belong to an object. See also quantification, quantifiability, second order logic, “Everything he said is true”, completeness.

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
Field, Hartry Schematic Letters   Field, Hartry
Geach, Peter T. Schematic Letters   Geach, Peter T.
Quine, Willard Van Orman Schematic Letters   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Schiffer, Stephen Schematic Letters   Schiffer, Stephen

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-29