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Single Idea 13392

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 3. Objectual Quantification]

Full Idea

There is a readiness of philosophers to 'translate' English, with its seeming multitude of kind-driven quantifiers, into first-order logic, with its single wide-open quantifier.

Gist of Idea

Philosophers reduce complex English kind-quantifiers to the simplistic first-order quantifier


Michael Jubien (Possibility [2009], 4.1)

Book Reference

Jubien,Michael: 'Possibility' [OUP 2009], p.85

A Reaction

As in example he says that reference to a statue involves a 'statue-quantifier'. Thus we say things about the statue that we would not say about the clay, which would involve a 'clay-quantifier'.