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Single Idea 12797

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 4. Variables in Logic]

Full Idea

If a plural variable is said to have not a single value but some values (some clothes), then a non-count variable may have, more quirkier still, some value (some clothing, for instance) in ranging arbitrarily over the scattered stuff.

Gist of Idea

If plural variables have 'some values', then non-count variables have 'some value'


Henry Laycock (Words without Objects [2006], 4.4)

Book Reference

Laycock,Henry: 'Words without Objects' [OUP 2006], p.135

A Reaction

We seem to need the notion of a sample, or an archetype, to fit the bill. I hereby name them 'sample variables'. Damn - Laycock got there first, on p.137.