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dc.contributor.authorKurbis, Nils
dc.description.abstractSentences containing definite descriptions, expressions of the form `The F', can be formalised using a binary quantier that forms a formula out of two predicates, where ℩x[F;G] is read as `The F is G'. This is an innovation over the usual formalisation of definite descriptions with a term forming operator. The present paper compares the two approaches. After a brief overview of the system INF℩ of intuitionist negative free logic extended by such a quantier, which was presented in [4], INF℩ is first compared to a system of Tennant's and an axiomatic treatment of a term forming ℩ operator within intuitionist negative free logic. Both systems are shown to be equivalent to the subsystem of INF℩ in which the G of ℩x[F;G] is restricted to identity. INF℩ is then compared to an intuitionist version of a system of Lambert's which in addition to the term forming operator has an operator for predicate abstraction for indicating scope distinctions. The two systems will be shown to be equivalent through a translation between their respective languages. Advantages of the present approach over the alternatives are indicated in the discussion.en
dc.publisherWydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiegopl
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBulletin of the Section of Logic;4en
dc.subjectdefinite descriptionsen
dc.subjectbinary quantifieren
dc.subjectterm forming operatoren
dc.subjectLambert's Lawen
dc.subjectintuitionist negative free logicen
dc.subjectnatural deductionen
dc.titleTwo Treatments of Definite Descriptions in Intuitionist Negative Free Logicen
dc.contributor.authorAffiliationDepartment of Logic and Methodology of Science, University of Lodz, Polanden
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