The closing of the Mind: How the particular Quantifier Became Existentially Loaded behind our Backs

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The paper argues that the view that the particular quantifier is ‘existentially loaded’ is a relatively new one historically and that it has become entrenched in modern philosophical logic for less than happy reasons. “Conviction is a more dangerous enemy of truth than lies are.” Nietzsche (Human, All too Human, § 483). 1. The particular quantifier: The… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1755020308080015

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