Negation

[New Entry by Laurence R. Horn and Heinrich Wansing on January 7, 2015.] Negation is in the first place a phenomenon of semantical opposition. As such, negation relates an expression $e$ to another
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[New Entry by Laurence R. Horn and Heinrich Wansing on January 7, 2015.] Negation is in the first place a phenomenon of semantical opposition. As such, negation relates an expression $e$ to another expression with a meaning that is in some way opposed to the meaning of $e$. This relation may be realized syntactically and pragmatically in various ways. Moreover, there are different kinds of semantic opposition. Section 1 is concerned mainly with negation and opposition in natural language, both from a...

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