Quote: Paul Ziff

[Discussing the type/token distinction or ambiguity]

“I shall not in general try to eliminate these ambiguities by explicitly stating which sense is intended. Sometimes both senses are intended, sometimes not. In general the context is sufficient to indicate what is meant. I shall be more specific only when there is need to be so; if everything had to be spelled out, nothing could be said.” Paul Ziff, Semantic Analysis, §14, 1960.

I am especially happy for the last sentence.

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