Singular Terms, Quantification, and Ontology I

@article{Tomberlin1993SingularTQ,
  title={Singular Terms, Quantification, and Ontology I},
  author={James E. Tomberlin},
  journal={Philosophical Issues},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={297}
}
A central working assumption of the present essay is that at least most of us embrace actualism -the view that there neither are nor could have been objects that do not actually exist.1 Relative to this assumption, my aim is to determine what sort of quantification theory should accompany the actualist ontological stance. To facilitate matters, I shall confine the discussion to just three principal approaches to quantificational logic: Substitutional Quantification. By this view, a universal… Expand
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