Predicate Calculus

  • (noun): A system of symbolic logic that represents individuals and predicates and quantification over individuals (as well as the relations between propositions).
    Synonyms: functional calculus

Some articles on calculus, predicate calculus:

Formation Rule - Propositional and Predicate Logic
... The formation rules of a propositional calculus may, for instance, take a form such that if we take Φ to be a propositional formula we can also take ¬Φ to be a formula if we take Φ and Ψ to be a ... A predicate calculus will usually include all the same rules as a propositional calculus, with the addition of quantifiers such that if we take Φ to be a formula of propositional logic and α as a variable then we ... Argument Validity Cogency Syllogism Square of opposition Venn diagram Propositional calculus Boolean logic Boolean functions Propositional calculus Propositional formula Logical connectives Truth ...
Reification (linguistics)
... This is so that statements which seemingly cannot be expressed in classical first-order predicate calculus, due to their use of tense, modality, adverbial constructions, propositional arguments (e.g ... can in fact be manipulated using only the tools of classical first-order predicate calculus ... This is an advantage because predicate calculus is better understood and simpler than the more complex alternatives (higher-order logics, modal logics ...
Propositional Formula - Propositions - Relationship Between Propositional and Predicate Formulas
... The predicate calculus goes a step further than the propositional calculus to an "analysis of the inner structure of propositions" It breaks a simple sentence down into ... The predicate calculus then generalizes the "subject

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