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Single Idea 11007

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 1. Quantification]

Full Idea

Quantifiers are second-order predicates.

Gist of Idea

Quantifiers are second-order predicates


Stephen Read (Thinking About Logic [1995], Ch.5)

Book Reference

Read,Stephen: 'Thinking About Logic' [OUP 1995], p.125

A Reaction

[He calls this 'Frege's insight'] They seem to be second-order in Tarski's sense, that they are part of a metalanguage about the sentence, rather than being a part of the sentence.