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    Categorical Propositions: Distribution (Part I)

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    What is meant when a proposition is said to be "distributed"?

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    So far in our discussion of categorical propositions, we have discussed all four major types or categories (A, E, I, and O), while also discussing the specific aspects that each proposition must possess to be considered legitimate (quality, quantity, quantifier, and copula). However, propositions also perform specific functions according to the ways in which those aspects combine.

    One of those functions is distribution. What exactly is meant by this term? At first glance, it might seem intuitive: one part of the proposition is spread out to another part of the proposition. That said, such an understanding isn't quite detailed enough and will leave the eager young philosopher grasping at straws when much more ...

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    So far in our discussion of categorical propositions, we have discussed all four major types or categories (A, E, I, and O), while also discussing the specific aspects that each proposition must possess to be considered legitimate (quality, quantity, quantifier, and copula). However, propositions also perform specific functions according to the ways in which those aspects combine.

    One of those functions is distribution. What exactly is meant by this term?

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