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Single Idea 9517

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / B. Propositional Logic PL / 2. Tools of Propositional Logic / b. Terminology of PL]

Full Idea

The 'scope' of a connective in a certain formula is the formulae linked by the connective, together with the connective itself and the (theoretically) encircling brackets


'Theoretically' because logicians leave out brackets if they are unimportant

Gist of Idea

The 'scope' of a connective is the connective, the linked formulae, and the brackets


E.J. Lemmon (Beginning Logic [1965], 2.1)

Book Reference

Lemmon,E.J.: 'Beginning Logic' [Nelson 1979], p.47