Positions for Quantifiers

P. F. Strawson

in Entity and Identity

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250159
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598470 | DOI:
 Positions for Quantifiers

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Quantification into predicate‐position is defended. While it is denied that such quantification is either substitutional or disguised referential‐ objectual, it is admitted that the predicates non‐referentially introduce (abstract) objects. Quantification into sentence‐position is rejected in favour of quantification over propositions; but non‐objectual quantification into adverbial position is defended.

Keywords: name; predicate; proposition; quantification; referential‐objectual; sentence; substitutional; variable

Chapter.  6978 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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