Relations and Multiple Quantification:
Relations

In addition to talking about things and their properties, we can talk about the relationships among things, and, to represent such statements symbolically, we often need more than one quantifier.

To symbolize a relation, we make use of a predicate letter and two subject letters.

Let's start with singular statements:

Brazil is larger than Uruguay.
Lbu
Jane was married to Dan last Saturday.
Mjb
Lorna sold the Brooklyn Bridge to June.
Slbj
Everything that exists is a product of the Big Bang.
(x)Pxb
No South American country is larger than Brazil.
(x)(Sx ~ Lxb)


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Relations and Multiple Quantification

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