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Re: TECH: QUERY: quantifier scope & cumki
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> > The American philosopher W.V.O. Quine, an early
> > supporter of the Loglan Project.
> Is this true? What form did his support take? How come undergrads don't
> do Loglan in their intro logic courses then?
Early supporters don't necessarily remain so. Actually, I have no idea
what Quine thinks now. (When we have some books, maybe we should send
him copies -- if he is still alive!)
But the back edition of JCB's >Loglan 1<, 4th ed (1989), says:
> Reactions to the Third (1975) Edition:
> I am impressed with Loglan. Linguistically, logically, and philosophi-
> cally it is very sophisticated. Its most conspicuous feature, and a
> laudable one, is the primacy accorded to the category of predicates.
> No copula remains [no longer true, but we don't use it much],
> nor any distinction between verb, adjective, and
> common noun. This line is ... strongly indicated by modern logic, but
> hitherto neglected by the International Auxiliary Language frater-
> Prof. W.V.O. Quine
> Philosophy, Harvard University
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e'osai ko sarji la lojban.