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p. 173. Names and quantifiers: is nothing something?locked

  • Graham Priest


There are lots of inferences we can make and they work in different ways from each other, such as in the case where neither the premiss nor the conclusion has a part which is itself a whole sentence. ‘Names and quantifiers: is nothing something?’ looks at the structure of grammar in issues of logic and uses what logicians call quantifiers, words such as ‘nobody’, ‘someone’, and ‘everyone’ to illustrate various logical problems. Names and quantifiers work differently. Simple grammatical form may be misleading. Not all grammatical subjects are equal. What is the Cosmological Argument and how does it apply to logic? At its heart, there is an enormous logical fallacy.

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