Talk:Statement (logic)

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A predicate is a statement that contains a variable[edit]

Really? Methinks this article needs some editing.--Philogo 00:52, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Merge with proposition?[edit]

Not a requested move yet; I just want to explore the idea. The article says that Peter Strawson prefers the term statement to proposition but doesn't say how they are different. Is there a clearly articulable difference (that moreover has been clearly articulated in reliable sources)?

If the two notions are really the same, then they should be treated in the same article, with a discussion of the fact that different workers prefer to use different words. If they are really different, then it needs to be explained how they are different. --Trovatore (talk) 21:40, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I believe they should be merged. I'm going to go ahead and add the tags to initiate your suggestion. Jason Quinn (talk) 22:11, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I am open-minded, but I would like to know what should be done in regard to the categories of the same names. It does seem that there is a useful distinction made insofar as the content of those categories is concerned.Greg Bard (talk) 22:21, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
The new place for discussion will be at the proposition article's talk page. I think the categories should be of secondary concern for the moment. If the two articles are on the same subject (and I believe these two are), then they should be merged. Logical statements are only a particular type of statement, so Category:Statements will still serve a purpose for other types of statements even if we merge these articles. What should occur for the categories is the description for both Category:Statements and Category:Propositions should be made more precise to alleviate any confusion. Jason Quinn (talk) 22:31, 12 February 2013 (UTC)