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Single Idea 15802

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 6. Logical Analysis]

Full Idea

My use of variables is not merely pedantic; it indicates that the various items on our list pertain to one and the same entity throughout.

Gist of Idea

I use variables to show that each item remains the same entity throughout


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], Intro 2)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.17

A Reaction

I am one of those poor souls who finds modern analytic philosophy challenging simply because I think in terms of old fashioned words, instead of thinking like mathematicians and logicians. This is a nice defence of their approach.