Roberts, M.K. / Published 2013 / Article
Citation: Roberts, M.K. (2013). The Nefarious “is”. In K.E. Davis, R.M. Bergner, F. Lubuguin, & W. Schwartz, (Eds.), Advances in Descriptive Psychology: Vol.10 (pp. 261-271). Ann Arbor, MI: Descriptive Psychology Press.
Abstract: The simple word “is” has been noted since ancient times for its slipperiness. Three of its uses — the genus-species “is”, the predicative “is”, and the “is” of identity — are discussed in this paper. For each kind of “is”, historical sketches are given to provide background and perspective, and examples are presented from the Person Concept.