chapter  Chapter 12
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Conclusions

WithHanoch Ben-Yami

We have seen that the semantic categories of natural language do not coincide with those of the predicate calculus, and that some are implemented in them in different ways. Many, probably most sentences of natural language cannot be translated by sentences of the predicate calculus with the same, or even roughly the same semantic characteristics. These distinctions between natural language and the predicate calculus make the latter unfit for the analysis of the logic and semantics of the former.