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Here x is said to be the argument of (p\ a predicate (or predicate variable) with
only a single argument is said to be a monadic, or one-place, predicate (variable)
. Predicates with two or more arguments stand not for properties of single ...
It may be required that every predicate variable be LPC and monadic, while still
allowing an infinite number of indi- subsystem vidual and predicate variables.
The atomic wff's are then simply those consisting of a predicate variable followed
It is then easy to use the usual rules of the predicate calculus to derive also the
statement, "There exists an x such that, for every y, x is not M of y"; i.e., (3x) (Vy)
—Mxy. In other words, the negation of (3) is a theorem of the predicate calculus.
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