Constructing Situations and Time

Journal of Philosophical Logic 40 (3):371 - 396 (2011)
Situations serving as partial worlds as well as events in natural language semantics are constructed from a type-theoretic interpretation of firstorder formulae and (after a type reduction) temporal formulae. Limitations of the Russell-Wiener-Kamp derivation of time from events are discussed and overcome to give a more widely applicable account of temporal granularity. Finite situations are formulated as strings of observations, conceptualized to persist inertially (in the absence of forces)
Keywords Situations  Events  Time  Strings  Natural language semantics  Types
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DOI 10.2307/41487520
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