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[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 1. Physical Objects]

Full Idea

Our modern general concept of an object is given content only in connection with modern quantificational logic.

Gist of Idea

The modern concept of an object is rooted in quantificational logic


Řystein Linnebo (Plural Quantification Exposed [2003], §2)

Book Reference

-: 'Nous' [-], p.78

A Reaction

[He mentions Frege, Carnap, Quine and Dummett] This is the first thing to tell beginners in modern analytical metaphysics. The word 'object' is very confusing. I think I prefer 'entity'.