On higher-order logical grounds

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Fritz, Peter. (2020). On higher-order logical grounds. Analysis. 80(4), p. 656–666. https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anz085
AuthorsFritz, Peter
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Existential claims are widely held to be grounded in their true instances. However, this principle is shown to be problematic by arguments due to Kit Fine. Stephan Krämer has given an especially simple form of such an argument using propositional quantifiers. This note shows that even if a schematic principle of existential grounds for propositional quantifiers has to be restricted, this does not immediately apply to a corresponding non-schematic principle in higher-order logic.

Year2020
JournalAnalysis
Journal citation80 (4), p. 656–666
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN1467-8284
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anz085
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