Singular proposition

Related to Singular proposition: particular proposition
(Logic) a proposition having as its subject a singular term, or a common term limited to an individual by means of a singular sign.

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Skin tones SKUNK ANANSIE Black Traffic Even though this is the fifth album by the band fronted by the remarkable Skin, they remain a singular proposition.
Boil this down to a singular proposition, and the NFU could own the definitive British food message, lock, stock and barrel.
conditions of every singular proposition of law, yet so do other kinds
It seems that every singular proposition implies that the object it is singular with respect to exists.
Next is Trenton Merricks's exposition on singular propositions, something relevant to the modal realism defended by Plantinga in The Nature of Necessity.
He considers why the way we report attitudes is important, why singular propositions are hard to believe without proper acquaintance with the referred object(s), how different names for the same object draw on different information pertaining to that object, empty names, and why "once the direct reference theorist accepts that one can belief propositions in different ways, she needs to abandon the view that one is justified in believing a proposition simpliciter.
It discusses the descriptive enrichment of singular propositions, considering the relationship between the semantic content of the sentence and what it conveys.
Third, in agreement with Aristotle, Peter insists that singular propositions about the future are neither true nor false.
They go on to consider the second formulation, where the epistemic status of certain singular propositions becomes relevant; our diagnosis is that the states considered do not exhaust the possibilities.
To take just a few examples, when it comes to the proof of a proposition, following Billingham before him, he concentrates on singular propositions, as opposed to Aristotle's logic, which concentrates on universal propositions.
As part of their attempts to sort this matter out, a distinction is made between strong and weak haecceitism, where the preferred weak haecceitism admits singular propositions, but "insists that they supervene on general propositions" (p.
Direct Reference and Singular Propositions, DAVIDSON MATTHEW