Existence, the square of opposites, and two-dimensional logic

Ingolf Max

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/LLP.1994.009

Abstract


Ontological commitments and other problems concerning existence arise in connection with various aspects of logical theories. The semantics of quantification theory is usually formulated in such a manner that theorems are all and only those formulae which come out true under all interpretations in all non-empty domains. There are several approaches to include the empty domain. Paradoxically this apparent semantic extension means surrendering several formulae which are valid and intuitively plausible.

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