Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Donkey sentences, philosophy: term for logical problems, which preferably, but not essentially refer to donkeys. An early example is Buridan's donkey. A modern donkey sentence is "Geach's donkey" "Anyone who has a donkey beats it." Formal logic is here too rigid to map the possible limiting cases that are not problematic for the everyday language. See also existential quantification, universal quantification, range, scope, quantification, quantifiers, brackets, branched quantifiers.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Brandom, Robert Donkey Sentences   Brandom, Robert
Cresswell, M.J. Donkey Sentences   Cresswell, M.J.
Geach, Peter T. Donkey Sentences   Geach, Peter T.
Kamp, H. Donkey Sentences   Kamp, H.


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27