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[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 4. Substitutional Quantification]

Full Idea

Substitutional quantification may be regarded as referential quantification over expressions.

Gist of Idea

Substitutional quantification is referential quantification over expressions


Kit Fine (Quine on Quantifying In [1990], p.124)

Book Reference

Fine,Kit: 'Modality and Tense' [OUP 2005], p.124

A Reaction

This is an illuminating gloss. Does such quantification involve some ontological commitment to expressions? I feel an infinite regress looming.