|Quine, Willard Van Orman
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|Relative Clauses||II 203
Relative clauses: (x:Fx) - but not: (Ey)(y=(x:Fx)) - that would testify existence of a class - here,
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Class Name: is a singular term, indicating a class - placeholder class name: real.
bindable variable whose values are classes - relative clause is no class name.
Relative clause/Quine: function: separating the object from what the sentence says of it - "relative clause becomes a general term, if the relative pronoun is put in front (which stands for the name of the object): E.g. which I bought from the man who had found it -" the general term says the same as the original sentence -" GeachVs: instead understanding relative pronouns as "and he" or "if he" or "since he" -" Geach’s donkey: Whoever has a donkey, beats it: Solution/Geach: analysis of the relative pronoun who with "if he": every human being, if he has a donkey, be beats it.
Relative clause: can make a predication of the form a is P from every sentence on an object - E.g. Fido is such that I bought him from a man who had found him -" relative clause: has adjectival function here - substantivic: with thing, E.g. Fido is a thing such that ...-’ original form: useful when a relative clause functions as a general term -" E.g. in the universal categorical sentence (Construction) [an a is a b], [each a is a b] - "universal categorical sentence: no predication but a coupling of two general terms.
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