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A NOTE ON LOGIC AND EXISTENCE (1947)

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Part of the SYNTHESE LIBRARY book series (SYLI, volume 334)

In reference to Mr.E.J. Nelson’s recent article on “Contradiction and the Presupposition of Existence” (Nelson 1946), I want to comment upon a fundamental assumption involved in the author’s arguments which I find highly questionable. The following is the paradox for the solution of which Mr. Nelson elaborates a distinction between “the necessary conditions of the existence of a proposition” and “the necessary conditions of its truth (exclusive of its existence)

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Transformation Rule Existential Statement Logical Truth Universal Statement Impossible World 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Wesleyan UniversityMiddletownU.S.A.

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