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  • adjective Relating to predicates or predications.


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  • Signs are rhematic signs (also called “sumisigns” and “rhemes”), dicisigns (also called “quasi-propositions”), or arguments (also called “suadisigns”), accordingly as they are predicational/relational in character, propositional in character, or argumentative in character.

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • ˜Hesperus is Phosphorus™ differ, because only the latter has predicational/unsaturated constituents corresponding to

    Logical Form

  • Generalizing from what is said here about Beauty Itself, it seems that Forms inherit from the Socratic Properties their self-predicational status: Beauty is beautiful; Justice is just; Equality is equal.

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • These passages suggest that the self-predicational nature of Forms implies that the only property predicable of a Form is itself: i.e.,

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • The job of a cause or principle of being, he notes, is to explain why one thing belongs to another (1041a11); that is, it is to explain some predicational fact.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • Quine also held that second-order quantification illicitly treated predicates as names for sets, thereby spoiling Frege's conception of propositions as unified by virtue of having unsaturated predicational constituents that are satisfied by things denoted by names.)

    Logical Form

  • On her view, Parmenides was not a strict monist but, rather, a proponent of what she terms “predicational monism,” which she defines as “the claim that each thing that is can be only one thing; it can hold only the one predicate that indicates what it is, and must hold it in a particularly strong way.


  • On predicational monism, a numerical plurality of such one-beings (as we might call them) is possible” (Curd



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