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The Theory of Quantification

A. N. Prior

in Formal Logic

Published in print March 1963 | ISBN: 9780198241560
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680373 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241560.003.0004
The Theory of Quantification

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This chapter deals with operators that form propositions, not out of other propositions, but out of names. The first section describes predicates and quantifiers. The second section considers predications of a plurality of subjects and multiple quantification. The third section discusses quantification within the propositional calculus. The last section examines quantification and equivalental calculi, and evaluates the different definitions.

Keywords: predication; quantifiers; multiple quantification; propositional calculus; equivalental calculi

Chapter.  10455 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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