Single Idea 17765

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / B. Propositional Logic PL / 1. Propositional Logic]

Full Idea

Propositional language is very rudimentary and has limited powers of expression. The only relation between various statements it can handle is that of identity and difference. As are all the same, but Bs can be different from As.

Gist of Idea

Propositional language can only relate statements as the same or as different


Michal Walicki (Introduction to Mathematical Logic [2012], 7 Intro)

Book Reference

Walicki,Michal: 'Introduction to Mathematical Logic' [World Scientific 2012], p.183

A Reaction

[second sentence a paraphrase] In predicate logic you could represent two statements as being the same except for one element (an object or predicate or relation or quantifier).