Chapter 17. Quantifiers, Being, and Canonical Notation

  1. Dale Jacquette
  1. Paul Gochet

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996751.ch18

A Companion to Philosophical Logic

A Companion to Philosophical Logic

How to Cite

Gochet, P. (2006) Quantifiers, Being, and Canonical Notation, in A Companion to Philosophical Logic (ed D. Jacquette), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996751.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631216711

Online ISBN: 9780470996751



  • quantifiers;
  • canonical notation;
  • logic;
  • ontology;
  • prior analytics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Methodology for Ontology

  • The Need for a Criterion of Ontological Commitment

  • The Role of a Canonical Notation

  • The Ontology of Mathematics

  • The Notion of Existence

  • The Ontology of Natural Sciences

  • Do Intensions Belong to the Furniture of the World?

  • How to Treat Intensional Contexts without Positing Intensions

  • Fiction, Intentional Objects and Existence

  • Lesniewski's Ontology

  • Acknowledgments