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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Obviously, this premise is a singular proposition, because perception only provides us with knowledge of singular propositions.
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.
However this conclusion does not follow if the semantical ambiguity theorist is not proposing that the specific reading involves the expression of a Russellian singular proposition.
the singular proposition that contains David Israel and the property of being a computer scientist as constituents), yet, as Perry explains, they have different cognitive significance: "utterances of (4) and (5) could be motivated by different beliefs and desires on the part of the speaker, and might give rise to different beliefs on the part of the listener" (p.
Boil this down to a singular proposition, and the NFU could own the definitive British food message, lock, stock and barrel.
As a result, what a sentence that contains 'I' expresses (relative to a context C) is a singular proposition, one that contains the very object that 'I' refers to (relative to C).
conditions of every singular proposition of law, yet so do other kinds
The example of the particular in T2, if it is to be construed as a proposition, would be a singular proposition predicating something of a particular person, Alcibiades.
39) Or he might also believe the singular proposition neg([pred.
In his Nature of Necessity, Plantinga in effect comes to endorse Broad's position when he maintains that any world in which a predicative singular proposition is true is one in which the subject of that proposition has existence.
In referential uses of definite descriptions, for example, she clearly distinguishes the pragmatically conveyed singular proposition from the semantically expressed descriptive proposition.
CR2) With respect to any context c the (English) content of 'I had a fever yesterday' is the singular proposition about the agent of c, and about the day before c, that the former had a fever on the latter.