|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.|
|Strawson, Peter F.
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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".
Incomplete: "..dito..., and that..." - then subject/common language: from quantified assertion (also some U-terms) - predicate: if it does not dissolve like this.
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972
Analyse und Metaphysik München 1994
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981