The ontological significance of the lebenswelt

Research in Phenomenology 2 (1):177-184 (1972)
Variables are among the most ubiquitous of technical expressions in scientific discourse. But what exactly do they express, and of what relevance are they to ontology? Since variables are analogous to pronouns and descriptive phrases in certain nonreferential occurrences, an answer to these questions can be sought in the semantics of these expressions. I offer an intentional account wherein variables and their natural language counterparts are understood wholly in terms of the sortal content they express
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DOI 10.1163/156916472X00126
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