The Review of Symbolic Logic

Research Article

THE CLOSING OF THE MIND: HOW THE PARTICULAR QUANTIFIER BECAME EXISTENTIALLY LOADED BEHIND OUR BACKS

GRAHAM PRIESTa1 c1

a1 Universities of Melbourne and St Andrews

Abstract

The paper argues that the view that the particular quantifier is ‘existentially loaded’ is a relatively new one historically and that it has become entrenched in modern philosophical logic for less than happy reasons.

(Received September 18 2007)

(Revised January 09 2008)

Correspondence:

c1 SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3010, AUSTRALIA. E-mail: g.priest@unimelb.edu.au