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Formal language: a language that usually consist of a set of symbols (icons for a defined domain of objects) and rules regarding their linkage. Purposes of formalization are brevity, uniqueness and versatility in applications like programming, automation, mathematics et al. See also domains, symbols, signs, language, recursion, rules, systems.
 
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Strawson, Peter F.
 
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Formal Language I 250
ideal language/Quine/Strawson: here without singular term, extended theory of descriptions, but no subject expression as a genuine proper name - instead subject existence sentences with uniqueness condition - completeness: "There is something that is the only F".
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I 251
Incomplete: "..dito..., and that..." - then subject/common language: from quantified assertion (also some U-terms) - predicate: if it does not dissolve like this.

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik M√ľnchen 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-29